Simply Fortran has been designed from the start with GNU Fortran integration as the primary goal. Installing the development environment is as simple as downloading and running the installer; no additional download or user configuration is necessary.
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32- and 64-bit Targets
Simply Fortran can produce both 32-bit and 64-bit code with its included compiler. Both targets are available on all platforms.
Simply Fortran includes the AppGraphics Library, which allows users to create graphics and simple user interfaces for their C and Fortran projects.
Automated Element Renaming
Simply Fortran now supports the automatic renaming of Fortran programming elements, including functions, subroutines, modules, common block variables, and local variables.
While entering Fortran code, Simply Fortran provides call tips for functions and subroutines declared within a user's project. When an intrinsic function or subroutine is encountered, the documentation for that procedure will be displayed as well.
Simply Fortran runs perfectly on versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows XP through Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit desktops are supported. Additionally, Simply Fortran can be used on platforms compatible with Microsoft Windows, including WINE.
Simply Fortran provides autocompletion for Fortran derived types, available modules, and individual module components.
Included with Simply Fortran is documentation for both the integrated development environment and the Fortran compiler. Users can quickly access documentation from the Help menu in Simply Fortran. For new users, a step-by-step tutorial is also available.
Inline Syntax Checks
Simply Fortran highlights compiler warnings and errors within the editor as the source code is updated. Additionally, all project issues can be quickly examined and updated via the Project Issues panel.
Simply Fortran provides source-level debugging facilities directly in the integrated development environment. Setting breakpoints, examining variables, and navigating the call stack are all easy tasks.
Fixed-format Fortran code is treated as a first-class language in Simply Fortran's editor. Furthermore, Simply Fortran's included compiler provides excellent compatibility with the older FORTRAN 77 standard.
Package Manager Integration
With a subscription to the Simply Fortran Package Manager, prebuilt Fortran and C development libraries can be downloaded and used with Simply Fortran. Example projects accompany many packages, appearing in Simply Fortran's list of available new projects types.
The Quick Search bar allows rapid searching for files and programming units within a project. Without interacting with the mouse, a user can press Control-Q and start typing their query. Simply Fortran provides search results in real-time as the query is entered.
Simple Start Screen
When Simply Fortran first starts, an intuitive screen provides links to recent projects and new project templates.
Simply Fortran provides an outline of source code layout, both at the individual file and overall project levels, for quick navigation.