removing f77 support from PETSc?

Barry Smith bsmith at
Wed Apr 23 19:49:37 CDT 2008

   Since there are two seemingly ok free f90 compilers is there any  
reason for PETSc to continue
to support f77 or should we remove this support, for example change  
VecGetArrayF90() to VecGetArray()
etc and combine the *.h and *.h90 files?

    I think so.

   Should we go further and move most of the header code (parmeters,  
common blocks etc) into
Fortran modules and just put the few things in include files that  
cannot go into modules like
#define PetscScalar real8

    Seems reasonable also to me.


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