Cast not your Perl before swine?

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Sat Dec 15 10:06:11 MST 2007

Charles Curley wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 01:49:40PM -0700, Mister E wrote:
>> Fortran77 might be a different story.  I still have not recouped the
>> college course fees, in wages, directly relating to that material I
>> learned a billion computer light-years ago.
>                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Well, I think I know why you aren't making much money using Fortran in
> astronomical applications. You and Han Solo. :-)

Using python, I can code anything you can code in Fortran77 in less than
10 parsecs.

> The navigation software that JPL used to guide the Voyager spacecraft
> past Jupiter and Saturn was done in Fortran. They may still be using
> that code, for all I know.

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