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Getting Started

   If you don't need help getting started reading the portions of this
manual that are most important to you, you should skip this portion of
the manual.
   If you are new to compilers, especially Fortran compilers, or new to
how compilers are structured under UNIX and UNIX-like systems, you'll
want to see *Note What is GNU Fortran?::.
   If you are new to GNU compilers, or have used only one GNU compiler
in the past and not had to delve into how it lets you manage various
versions and configurations of `gcc', you should see *Note G77 and
GCC::.
   Everyone except experienced `g77' users should see *Note Invoking
G77::.
   If you're acquainted with previous versions of `g77', you should see
*Note News About GNU Fortran: News.  Further, if you've actually used
previous versions of `g77', especially if you've written or modified
Fortran code to be compiled by previous versions of `g77', you should
see *Note Changes::.
   If you intend to write or otherwise compile code that is not already
strictly conforming ANSI FORTRAN 77--and this is probably everyone--you
should see *Note Language::.
   If you run into trouble getting Fortran code to compile, link, run,
or work properly, you might find answers if you see *Note Debugging and
Interfacing::, see *Note Collected Fortran Wisdom::, and see *Note
Trouble::.  You might also find that the problems you are encountering
are bugs in `g77'--see *Note Bugs::, for information on reporting them,
after reading the other material.
   If you need further help with `g77', or with freely redistributable
software in general, see *Note Service::.
   If you would like to help the `g77' project, see *Note Funding GNU
Fortran::, for information on helping financially, and see *Note
Projects::, for information on helping in other ways.
   If you're generally curious about the future of `g77', see *Note
Projects::.  If you're curious about its past, see *Note Contributors::,
and see *Note Funding GNU Fortran::.
   To see a few of the questions maintainers of `g77' have, and that
you might be able to answer, see *Note Open Questions::.