Perhaps this already been addressed in a previous post, but I am wondering if Intel Fortran runs in Visual Studio Code now?
If so, is there a downloadable VSCode extension to do this?
And, will VSCode replace Visual Studio 20xx as the standard IDE on Windows for Intel Fortran?
Please refer to Release Notes for this kind of info: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-fortran-compiler-release-notes
Note that VSCode is not listed as a supported IDE for latest 2020 version (compiler version 19.1).
What sort of problems would it solve? Keep in mind that Intel Fortran depends on Microsoft Visual C++ and the Visual Studio Debugger.
I use VS Code to build firmware for my 3D printer, but I don't see that it has any advantages for Intel Fortran over Visual Studio. Visual Studio has remote server connection, git integration and more.
They can't use the Intel compiler without installing Visual Studio, but there's nothing wrong with using Notepad or something similar to edit sources - I do it all the time if I am going to be building from the command line. If you want to debug, you have to use Visual Studio.
I do a lot of reworking and adapting old Fortran codes. The tools that I use the most in such work are utilities such as Grep, Ed, Sed, Make, Awk, etc. Visual editors are of little use in such work.
For writing new code, I use Notepad++ and other similar editors. I have little use for Visual Studio and VScode .
However, other people have other needs and other preferences as to tools, which I respect.
Us old Fortran programmers do not want whippersnappers telling us what editor or IDE to use or missionaries telling us what position we must adopt.