I'll appreciate anyone who takes the time to answer my question. It's more of a FORTRAN question than a CVF question.
The company I work for has 40+ FORTRAN executable routines (.EXE) that they shell to from a VB GUI. Approximately 30% of the code in the FORTRAN routines is common and we share those files in Visual Source Safe so bookkeeping isn't a huge problem.
I have taken several of the routines and turned them into DLLs. This was a satisfactory first step but you can imagine that the Public Declarations in the VB calling program are mounting. What I really want to do is to compile the common code into a "main" DLL to be called from the VB. I would like to compile the remaining source for each existing .EXE into .LIB files that could be added the main DLL but of course I can't. The routines in the main DLL are needed to compile the .LIBs. Originally, I had hoped that I could compile the .LIB files as part of a workgroup with the main DLL and have it find the routines it needs. No luck.
Again, thanks for any suggestions.