Plants become weeds when they obstruct our plans or our tidy maps of the world. Fortran is also perceived in the same way. Although still a formidable programming language, many now treat it as weeds.
They encounter it and they go back to fortran 66 mindset. Fortran’s new capabilities are discounted and people look past the new features of the language to talk about the horrible “go to” mess!! They might want to look at this Myths Of Fortran post!
There’s so much legacy code in fortran, but no one wants to touch it. The easiest solution commonly used is to convert it into a dll or some library and use with new languages. This explains the popularity of the post how to create fortran dll in visual studio on this blog.
This brings me to today’s post. Here’s an even more convenient animated gif to explain the process of converting a fortran program to a dll in visual studio with intel fortran compiler!