About This Guide

This publication describes the documentation available for the SGI compilers, and the SGI compiling performance tools. It provides pointers to that documentation, and gives details about the content of the documentation that you can use while you are using SGI's Fortran and C/C++ compilers.

Related Publications

The following is a list of the documents discussed in this book:

Fortran documentation:

  • MIPSpro Fortran Language Reference Manual, Volume 1

  • MIPSpro Fortran Language Reference Manual, Volume 2

  • MIPSpro Fortran Language Reference Manual, Volume 3

  • MIPSpro Fortran 90 Commands and Directives Reference Manual

  • MIPSpro Fortran 77 Programmer's Guide

  • MIPSpro Fortran 77 Language Reference Manual

C/C++ documentation:

  • C Language Reference Manual

  • C++ Programmer's Guide

  • MIPSpro C and C++ Pragmas

Other compilers:

  • MIPSpro Assembly Language Programmer's Guide

Optimization, porting, and performance tuning:

  • MIPSpro N32/64 Compiling and Performance Tuning Guide

  • MIPS O32 Compiling and Performance Tuning Guide

  • Origin 2000 and Onyx2 Performance Tuning and Optimization Guide

  • MIPSpro 64-Bit Porting and Transition Guide

  • MIPSpro N32 ABI Handbook

  • Application Programmer's I/O Guide

Debugging tools:

  • dbx User's Guide

  • dbx Quick Reference Card

  • ProDev Workshop: Debugger User's Guide

Performance analysis tools:

  • ProDev Workshop: Performance Analyzer User's Guide

  • ProDev WorkShop: ProMP User's Guide

  • ProDev Workshop: Tester User's Guide

  • ProDev Workshop: Static Analyzer User's Guide

  • SpeedShop User's Guide

In addition to these books which document current compilers and tools, other books document older versions of SGI's products. These older books are mentioned in the appropriate chapters.

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