Can someone please explain to me what I need to edit, debug
and link C,C++ and Fortran code. There seem to be a number of
packages available that will do it but specifically, if I buy Compaq Visual FORTRAN and then the $99 C/C++ from M$oft will this provide enough functionality for doing CORBA based OOC integration (Using IONA Orbacus)? Will there be something missing that I'll need to purchace the full blown visual studio professional package for? How much overlap is there in teh compaq VS Fortran and the .NET (formerly Visual Studio Professional)_
What does .NET give me that I can't find in open source?
Why can't anyone at Microsoft or Compaq who really knows anything answer pre-sales calls like this?