Just a quick query: what is the status of BLOCK support in PGI? I ask because the model I work on (GEOS) in its future development branch is using BLOCK in quite a few places. (As do some libraries it uses.)
I know PGI 18.5 doesn’t seem to support BLOCK, but I didn’t know if it was on the near-term horizon or if we should invest in de-BLOCKing the code if we want PGI as a supported compiler.
Note I say this only because this:
integer :: y
integer :: x
x = 0
end program main
does not seem to be liked by PGI 18.5:
$ pgfortran test.F90
PGF90-S-0034-Syntax error at or near end of line (test.F90: 3)
PGF90-S-0034-Syntax error at or near identifier block (test.F90: 6)
0 inform, 0 warnings, 2 severes, 0 fatal for main
The BLOCK construct is something we’re actively working on. I don’t have a definite time-frame for an estimate, but BLOCK is something we’re looking to support in the near future.