Cast not your Perl before swine?
justin at jfindlay.us
Fri Dec 14 18:49:04 MST 2007
On AD 2007 December 14 Friday 02:08:07 PM -0700, Levi Pearson wrote:
> Look around in the HPC community and you'll find people doing physics
> simulations and such in Fortran. I imagine they get pretty decent
> pay, too. Just because you didn't use the Fortran skills doesn't mean
> you couldn't have.
Yup, been there. And we were using F77 :-), but that's probably only
because gcc-4 hadn't been released yet. I never hacked on the FORTRAN
code though I could have and nobody would have thought anything of it
except that all the other undergrads and grads used C++/Bash/Perl. Why
would you use FORTRAN when lots of better languages existed? The thing
is though that FORTRAN hasn't really been completely replaced. That's
why I think Fortress will enjoy a broad user base.
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