I have no objections at all.
On 3/28/2011 8:28 AM, Ed Hartnett wrote:
In the old days the netCDF F77 library was built into the netCDF C
library. (This seemed natural, because it was really just a bunch of C
functions anyway.) Fortran programs using the F77 API, and C programs
linked with -lnetcdf.
This idea does not work with shared libraries, so when shared libraries
are built (now the default) a separate F77 library is built. Now C
library users still link with -lnetcdf, but F77 library users must use
-lnetcdff -lnetcdf. (Note the extra "f" at the end of the F77 library
Maintaining the ability to combine the C and F77 library is expensive in
terms of programmer time. Will anyone object if I remove this option?
Users will see no impact on their code. They will have to add
"-lnetcdff" to their Makefiles for F77 programs. (This is already true
for shared library builds.)
Any comment or feedback welcome...