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.
@Nikita_Tropin , there are horses for courses, and in a similar way there are IDE's, now the earliest good IDE that I encountered was written in the macro language of VEDIT. You could write and run and get the errors all in VEDIT. It is still the "best" editor for large files, by large files I mean ones that cause notepad++, MySQL to take to long to respond or simply not be able to see the whole file at once or give you the dreaded unable to open file. This is a problem for people who do really large data sets, and for dxf generation.
VS Studio is really good, one can do just about anything you want, but it has a lot of stuff hidden in the property pages and so if you want to make fine corrections, then the ifx or ifc are the best route. So this is a personal preference, and really the old timers on this page see VS Code as the third and last option.
The other issue is learning a third method.
So this perhaps is not the forum to push VS Code, particularly as Microsoft is different distinct and away from Intel
@Nikita_Tropin , one is of course reminded by this series of posts of the famous statistical analysis in Michener's Hawaii on the missionaries, who I am sad to say came from my church, I have always thought it would be fun to repeat the hand analysis using MC simulation and Fortran to confirm the conclusions.
If you have not read Hawaii - I would recommend his books for their general introduction to science and historical ideas.
I was not aware a VS Code and have just has a quick read up. It seems it doesn't add anything a present compared to the normal VS but maybe it indicates a direction of travel at MSFT.