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HP Services Software Patches - dec-axpvms-forrtl-v0701-427-1
NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
       The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe
       for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha.
       Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded
       by typing RUN compressed_file.  The resultant file will
       be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which
       can be used to install the ECO.

Copyright (c) Digital Equipment Corporation 1998.  All rights reserved.


OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha

COMPONENT:  Fortran Run-Time Library (RTL)

SOURCE:     Digital Equipment Corporation


     ECO Kit Name:  FORRTLAVE01071
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  None
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  PCSI Installation file - 9216 Blocks

     Kit Applies To:  DIGITAL Fortran RTL V6.1, V7.0 and V7.1
                      OpenVMS Alpha V6.1 through V7.1

     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  No


An ECO kit exists for the DIGITAL Fortran Run-Time Library V7.1 on 
OpenVMS Alpha V6.1 through V7.1. This kit addresses the following

  o  Under some circumstances, the RTL was improperly  determining the 
     ascending/descending order to index file keys. This problem has been 

  o  A problem where bjtest was generating incorrect results has been fixed. 

  o  A definition for FOR__STOP_RESOURCE was added into the object library. 
     This eliminates an undefined symbol error when linking against the olb.

  o  An access violation with read past end of internal file was corrected 

  o  Support for the cpu_time intrinsic was added.

  o  RANDOM_SEED with no arguments now uses clock based random seeds.

  o  A bug involving an I/O list with multiple list items and a foreign file 
     was fixed. 

  o  Previously, for list directed reads to both internal and external files, 
     and namelist io reads, an input value beginning with {E|D|Q}, or a value 
     consisting solely of a single letter from {E|D|Q}, was interpreted at 
     runtime as {0E0|0D0|0Q0} (i.e., zero). This is no longer the case. Such an 
     input does not constitute a well-formed numeric constant according to 
     Fortran syntax and is now treated as an input syntax error. This applies 
     to lowercase also, {e|d|q}. 

  o  The conversion type (i.e., big_endian) was not properly set when reopening 
     a file after an implicit close.

  o  NAMELIST input, when the f77 compiler was used, was not allowing whitespace
      between the left parenthesis "(" and first numeric value of a complex 
      number. This problem has been fixed. 

  o  SYSTEM_CLOCK now returns the number of seconds from 00:00 CUT 1 JAN 1970.

     The number is now returned with no bias. To obtain the elapsed time, it is
     necessary to call SYSTEM_CLOCK twice, and subtract the starting time value
     from the ending time value.

     Prior to this change the first call to SYSTEM_CLOCK effectively zeroed the
     clock register and subsequent calls returned a type of elapsed time. After
     examining other implementations and the F90 standard, and looking at the 
     probable uses of SYSTEM_CLOCK, it was decided that SYSTEM_CLOCK would be 
     more useful without the bias.


To install this kit on an OpenVMS Alpha system, follow these steps:

1.  Log into the SYSTEM account or another account that has the CMKRNL,
    SYSLCK and SYSPRV privileges.  Make sure these privileges are enabled
    by typing the command:


2.  Locate the ECO installation kit file.  If the file name is
    DEC-AXPVMS-FORRTL-V0701-427-1.PCSI, skip to step 3.  If the file type
    ends with "DCX_AXPEXE", for example, FORRTLAVE01071.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE,
    it is in a self-expanding compressed format.  To expand the kit,
    RUN the kit as an executable image.  (You must do this on an OpenVMS Alpha
    system.)  For example:


    Press return at the prompt to use the original filename.  The expansion
    process will create DEC-AXPVMS-FORRTL-V0701-427-1.PCSI

3.  Begin the installation process by typing the command:


    where "disk:[dir]" is the disk and directory containing the kit file.

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