Toolpack/1 (release 2) is a suite of software tools designed to support the Fortran programmer. In this context, a `software tool' is a utility program to assist in the various phases of constructing, analysing, testing, adapting, or maintaining a body of Fortran software. Typically, the input to such a tool is your Fortran source code. The tool processes this and produces output that may have one or both of the following forms:
In some cases the input may be test data, documentation, or a report generated by a previously applied tool. Tools that assist directly in preparing documents are usually called documentation generation aids. These and other tools serving utility functions all have an important role to play and so, even if they do not process a program directly, they are still regarded as programming aids.
Further examples of the software tools provided include:
If you want to know more about TOOLPACK, read the `Introductory Guide'
available from your Site Manager.
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