Algol vs Fortran was RE: VHDL vs Verilog
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Feb 8 17:58:57 CST 2010
On Feb 8, 2010, at 6:50 PM, N0body H0me wrote:
>>> Let's see--the last standard revision to FORTRAN was Fortran 2003;
>>> that to Algol was, what, Algol-68?
>> Umm I still like Fortran IV. I know you can get II or IV for the
> Here, here. The thing that impressed me about FORTRAN (well, as
> as science major, anyway) was that it could do complex numbers as
> a *NATIVE* datatype!! Now, I know for you OOP and C++ guys, custom,
> exotic datatypes are a dime a dozen. But in 1980, I was sure glad
> I could do complex math without all of the extra baggage that would
> have been necessary if I had to use, say, BASIC-Plus.
Yeah, but how often do those C++ custom exotic datatypes map to
real datatypes supported by the hardware? (in other words, which
ones will actually be FAST?)
> Now I'm all nostalgic. Time to dredge up the the ol' 11/73 from
> storage . . . .
That sounds like the Right Thing To Do(tm).
Port Charlotte, FL
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