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Object file

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Hi all.

I am a new member. My question is, is it possible to rework an object file, compiled in Fortran, into human readable format?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated?

RE: Object file

It depends on whether the code is optimized or not. Sometimes, optimized code is next to impossible to decipher.

There may be disassemblers about that will do that for you but I don't know about the quality of code generation. The last time I did this was in 1986 and the reconstituted code was just full of 3 way jumps and gotos.

It might have been easier with the earlier versions of Fortran like Fortran II/58, IV/66 or 77 but not so easy with the later versions with all their module and OO features.

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