The OPTIONS directive
The OPTIONS compiler directive provides a means of specifying many but not all
of the compiler options within a source file. For example:
could appear in a file instead of using the command line options /SILENT and
An OPTIONS directive can only appear before the first program unit, or between
program units, in a source file.
There is no limit to the number of OPTIONS directives that can appear in the
When invoking the compiler from a command line in a Command Prompt window, there
are three methods for configuring the compiler and their order of
precedence is significant. Default compiler options, configured by using the
command FTN95 /CONFIG,
are read first and are superseded by any command line compiler options
(including those presented via a /OPTIONS file). These in turn are superseded
by any compiler directives given in the program.