Fortran Refactorings for Legacy Systems


  • Mariano Méndez Facultad de Informática, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina


This thesis is based on a certain type of legacy software that came from scientific research. Scientists have become one of the most important legacy code producers for many reasons. One of these is long-lived field (about 50 years old) they have been working in. Another reason is the amount of code produced through years and the lack of a well-defined software development process. Even though refactoring concept was born within the pale of object oriented programming we think that this concept is a paramount tool to be applied on Fortran source code. Since it has been successfully used in C language, our objective was to build a reference catalog which will serve as a guide to Fortran programmers. In thesis we discussed and proposed a detailed catalog of Fortran source transformation.


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Méndez, M. (2011). Fortran Refactorings for Legacy Systems. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 11(02), p. 108–110. Retrieved from



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