fortran-src: Parsers and analyses for Fortran standards 66, 77, 90, 95 and 2003 (partial).

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Provides lexing, parsing, and basic analyses of Fortran code covering standards: FORTRAN 66, FORTRAN 77, Fortran 90, Fortran 95, Fortran 2003 (partial) and some legacy extensions. Includes data flow and basic block analysis, a renamer, and type analysis. For example usage, see the CamFort project, which uses fortran-src as its front end.

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Dependencies array (>=0.5 && <0.6), base (>=4.6 && <5), binary (>= && <0.11), bytestring (>=0.10 && <0.12), containers (>=0.5 && <0.7), deepseq (>=1.4 && <1.5), directory (>=1.2 && <2), fgl (>=5 && <6), filepath (>=1.4 && <1.5), fortran-src, GenericPretty (>=1.2.2 && <2), mtl (>=2.2 && <3), pretty (>=1.1 && <2), temporary (>=1.2 && <1.4), text (>=1.2 && <2), uniplate (>=1.6 && <2) [details]
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Author Mistral Contrastin, Matthew Danish, Dominic Orchard, Andrew Rice
Maintainer, Ben Orchard
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Provides lexing/parsing and early static analyses of Fortran code. The following Fortran standards are covered:

  • FORTRAN 66 (ANSI X3.9-1966)
  • FORTRAN 77 (ANSI X3.9-1978 / ISO 1539:1980)
  • Fortran 90 (ISO/IEC 1539:1991)
  • Fortran 95 (ISO/IEC 1539-1:1997
  • Fortran 2003 (partial)

Parsing is configurable, and you can select the Fortran standard to target, including special extended modes for nonstandard FORTRAN 77.

Includes data flow and basic block analysis, a renamer, and type analysis.

This package primarily exports a Haskell library, but also builds an executable that can be used for testing and debugging. For example usage, see the CamFort project, which uses fortran-src as its front end.


We provide prebuilt binaries for Windows, Mac and Linux.


Add fortran-src as a dependency in your Haskell project. We're on Hackage and also on Stackage.

Command-line tool

You can also invoke fortran-src on the command line.

For features that output graphs, the intended usage is to pipe it into the command dot -Tpdf and redirect that into a PDF file. The dot command is part of the GraphViz project, please see their manual for the many other options that can be explored for visualisation purposes.

Usage: fortran-src [OPTION...] <file>
  -v VERSION, -F VERSION  --fortranVersion=VERSION         Fortran version to use, format: Fortran[66/77/77Legacy/77Extended/90]
  -a ACTION               --action=ACTION                  lex or parse action
  -t                      --typecheck                      parse and run typechecker
  -R                      --rename                         parse and rename variables
  -B                      --bblocks                        analyse basic blocks
  -S                      --supergraph                     analyse super graph of basic blocks
  -r                      --reprint                        Parse and output using pretty printer
                          --dot                            output graphs in GraphViz DOT format
                          --dump-mod-file                  dump the information contained within mod files
  -I DIR                  --include-dir=DIR                directory to search for precompiled 'mod files'
  -c                      --compile                        compile an .fsmod file from the input
                          --show-block-numbers[=LINE-NUM]  Show the corresponding AST-block identifier number next to every line of code.
                          --show-flows-to=AST-BLOCK-ID     dump a graph showing flows-to information from the given AST-block ID; prefix with 's' for supergraph
                          --show-flows-from=AST-BLOCK-ID   dump a graph showing flows-from information from the given AST-block ID; prefix with 's' for supergraph


fortran-src supports building with Stack or Cabal. You should be able to build and use without any system dependencies other than GHC itself. Haskell library dependencies are listed in package.yaml.

fortran-src supports GHC 8.4 through GHC 9.0. We regularly test at least the minimum and maximum supported GHCs. Releases prior to/newer than those may have issues. We welcome fixes that would let us support a wider range of compilers.

You will likely need at least 3 GiBs of memory to build fortran-src.

For installing GHC and build tools, we strongly recommend ghcup.

When latest recommended is used, it means the latest version of the tool that ghcup tags with recommended. This sometimes lags behind the latest-tagged version. With ghcup installed, run ghcup list for a better understanding.

Following are general guides for any OS that provides the relevant tools. If you have trouble, consider checking the CI workflow files in .github/workflows.


We support the latest recommended version of Stack (as of 2021-09-17, Stack 2.7). Generally, any Stack 2.x should work. (Stack 1.x may work with minor alternations -- you may have to download the resolver manually.)

stack build

For an interactive shell:

stack build
stack ghci

Note that running stack ghci before running stack build won't work properly, due to stack ghci not running build tools like Alex and Happy. So parser modules will not be built, and you'll receive an error after building the other modules. You can cheat a bit and run stack build until you see Building library for [...] (= preprocessing has finished), then hit <Ctrl-C> to stop the build and run stack ghci as usual.


We support the latest recommended version of Cabal (as of 2021-09-17, Cabal 3.4)

cabal build


Unit tests are stored in test. Run with stack test or cabal test.


As a dependency

fortran-src is available on Hackage and Stackage, so for Cabal or Stack projects you should only need to add fortran-src to your project dependencies.

If you need a specific version of fortran-src in a Stack setup, you can stuff a Hackage reference into stack.yaml using extra-deps, like:

resolver: ...

- ...
- fortran-src-$VERSION

As a CLI tool

If you have Cabal properly configured, you should be able install fortran-src from Hackage:

cabal install fortran-src

We provide prebuilt binaries for some platforms: see the Releases tab.

Otherwise, you can build from source and use convenience commands like cabal run, stack run. See #Building for details.


We welcome bug reports, fixes and feature proposals. Add an issue or create a pull request on the GitHub repository.


You may be able to find maintainers on the Libera.Chat IRC network. Check in #fortran-src and #camfort . Otherwise, you could get into contact with one of the team on the CamFort team page -- or create an issue describing your problem and we'll have a look.