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Bug#909463: ITP: flang -- Fortran compiler using the LLVM toolkit




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : flang
  Version         : 7.0
  Upstream Author : Steve Scalpone <sscalpone@xxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : https://github.com/flang-compiler
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C++, Fortran
  Description     : Fortran compiler using the LLVM toolkit



Flang is a Fortran compiler targeting LLVM.

Flang is a Fortran language front-end designed for integration with LLVM and the LLVM optimizer.

Flang+LLVM is a production-quality Fortran solution designed to be co-installed and is fully interoperable with Clang C++.

Flang single-core and OpenMP performance is now on par with GNU Fortran; for certain applications up to 40% faster.
Flang has implemented Fortran 2003 and has a near full implementation of OpenMP through version 4.5 targeting multicore CPUs.

This will be maintained with the LLVM packaging team.