I am considering wrapping an existing large Fortran 90 application as a COM server to expose much of its functionality for use in a scripting environment be it Visual Basic, ActiveState Perl or Python etc. I have conducted a few small scale tests and like the results.
However, before proceeding I would be interested to hear of any "bouquets or brickbats" from Visual Fortran developers who have made substantial use of the Fortran COM server tools.
One particular aspect of such an endeavor that concerns me is how screen IO generated within the Fortran COM server will be handled?
Fortran COM server