Home --> Fact Sheet --> Free Source Code --> standard_functions

The module standard_functions exists to add some routines of general utility to the programmer's toolkit. These are mainly integer routines, and integer to character (and vice versa) conversion routines. There are also some routines for changing the endian of entities. This module uses module standard_types, which may be obtained from the Portability Project pages.

A list of (most) constants and procedures defined follows.

**Constants****error_short_string**,**error_bad_base**,**error_not_in_table**are all error codes which may be returned by encode() and decode().**Operators****.xor.**is a binary logical operator, synonymous with .neqv., provided for compatibility with some popular compiler's extensions.**.mod.**,**.modulo.**,**.pc.**, are binary integer operators, which provide the mod() and modulo() functions in a more readable form. .pc. is a binary percent operator.**.gcd.**,**.lcm.**are binary integer operators, which provide the greatest common divisor and least common multiple computations as in line operators.**.cd.**,**.cr.**are binary integer operators, which provide the ceiling division and ceiling remainder computations (a la HPF) as in line operators.

**Library****iseven()**and**isodd()**routines are useful in, for instance, porting VAX Fortran where integers are used directly as logicals.**gcd()**and**lcm()**provide the greatest common divisor and least common multiple computations as functions.**cd()**and**cr()**provide the ceiling division and ceiling remainder computations (a la HPF) as functions.**rrint()**rounds its real operand up or down randomly, weighted by the distance from either integer.**hex()**,**oct()**and**bin()**, convert hexadecimal, octal or binary strings, respectively, to integer, for use anywhere in a calculation.**hexstr()**,**octstr()**and**binstr()**, convert integers to hexadecimal, octal or binary strings, respectively, performing the inverse of the above.**encode()**and**decode()**, convert integer to string or string to integer, respectively, via a user supplied digit table. The base used is the size of the table array.**compl()**is provided for logical operands to ease porting.**ismin()**and**ismax()**are provided for real operands to ease porting.**isamin()**and**isamax()**are provided for real operands to ease porting.**icamin()**and**icamax()**are provided for complex operands to ease porting.**pause()**and**stop()**routines are provided to allow customization of these functions, and to facilitate porting of programs which rely on pause statements.**swap()**is provided for all intrinsic types and kinds.**rev_endian()**is provided for all intrinsic types and kinds of size greater than one byte. It reverses the order of bytes within the object.**rev_bits()**is provided for all intrinsic types and kinds of size equal to one byte. It reverses the order of bits within the object.**get_io_unit()**searches all units, or a selected range for an available unit which may be used.

To download the standard_functions module, click standard_functions. This module depends on the standard_types module, see the portability project for information about how to make one for your compiler. The standard_functions module also requires use of the coco preprocessor to be compiled.

To make comments or suggestions regarding standard_functions, or any of our software, please E-mail me. We're always happy to share the experiences others have using our software.

Home - Fact Sheet - Free Source Code - Fortran Links - Email me