Absoft Announces Fortran Fx3 Debugging with Xcode 3.1

Absoft has announced that users will now have significantly improved Fortran debugging capability with the combination of the their Fx3 debugger and Xcode 3.1.

Absoft said on Tuesday that "this improved functionality is the combined result of the updated development tools included with Appleis new Xcode 3.1 and the advanced debugging capabilities of Absoftis latest Fx3 graphical, multi-language debugger. Using the new Xcode 3.1 with Fx3, customers will now be able to display and modify the values of program variables located in COMMON blocks, allocated in static storage, or declared inside Fortran 90 modules. These capabilities are available when debugging either 32 or 64 bit executables on Mac OS and Intel based systems.

"The Fx3 debugger supports both Fortran and C/C++ development languages and runs on a wide variety of operating systems. However, not all operating systems support all of Fx3is capabilities," said Wood Lotz, president of Absoft Corporation. "We have been working with Apple to expand the functionality of Fx3 on Mac OS and are very pleased that Xcode 3.1 provides additional debugging capabilities to the development community. Fx3 efficiently utilizes this additional information and the combination of Fx3 and Appleis Xcode 3.1/Leopard provides the best Fortran debugging solution available from any vendor for Mac OS and Intel," Mr. Lotz added.

The Fx3 debugger is included as a standard component of Absoftis Pro Fortran v10.1 compiler suite. Thirty-day evaluations as well as Academic pricing is available.