Cast not your Perl before swine?

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Mon Dec 17 09:55:45 MST 2007


Justin Findlay <justin at jfindlay.us> writes:

> 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.
>
> http://research.sun.com/projects/plrg/fortress.pdf

Fortress looks like it could be really cool.  I hope it catches on in
the scientific community.  Guy Steele is the man. :)

                --Levi



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