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Photran 5.0 User's Guide

IMPORTANT: For the time being, this is just an outline of the documentation we intend to write before the release of Photran 5.0 in September, 2009. It is not useful yet. Of course, you are welcome to fill in any sections you wish... this is a wiki!

Contents

Installing Photran

TODO

  • System requirements
  • Special instructions for Windows, Mac users

Starting a New Project

TODO

Managed Make

TODO

Standard Make

TODO

Writing Code

TODO

  • The Fortran Perspective
  • The Fortran Projects View
  • Using the Fortran editor and Fortran perspective
    • Selecting free vs. fixed form; watermark indicating content type mismatch
    • Outline view - note Source Form marker in top, skull & crossbones
    • Overview of the Fortran editors (incl. rulers, folding, smart highlighting)
    • Comment/uncomment
    • Setting bookmarks
    • Go to line (Ctrl+L)
    • Configuring the editor
      • Selecting horizontal ruler vs. folding
      • Setting colors for syntax highlighting
      • Showing print margin
      • Spaces instead of tabs
      • Show whitespace
      • Set font
      • Show line numbers

Compiling Fortran Programs

TODO

  • refer to CDT
  • Setting make targets - refer to CDT
  • Error parsers
  • Binary parsers - need to change if no "Run as Local Fortran App" menu item

Running and Debugging Fortran Programs

TODO

  • refer to CDT
  • Setting breakpoints
  • Note compiler-specific problems

Advanced Features

TODO

Introduction

TODO

  • Enabling
    • Checkboxes in project properties
    • Include paths
    • Module paths
  • Fortran Analysis/Refactoring Problems view

Advanced Editing Features

TODO

  • Fortran Declaration view
  • Content assist

Search and Navigation

TODO

  • Open declaration
  • Find references
  • Fortran search dialog

Refactoring

TODO

    • Introduction - note fixed form not supported
    • How to activate
      • Refactor menu (if in editor)
      • Editor context menu (if in editor)
      • Fortran Projects View context menu (multiple files)
    • Instructions for individual refactorings

Rename

TODO

Introduce Implicit None

TODO

Move Saved Variables to Common Block

TODO

Replace Obsolete Operators

TODO

Extract Procedure

TODO

Troubleshooting

TODO

  • FAQ
  • Mailing list

Beyond Photran

TODO

  • Using Photran with other Eclipse plug-ins
    • Subversion support
    • PTP/RDT
    • RSE