Rich kids are into COBOL

Kelly Leavitt kelly at
Wed Feb 18 09:21:23 CST 2015

On Tue, 17 Feb 2015, Fred Cisin wrote:
> Microsoft FORTRAN for the PC was unimpressive.
> Integer sieve of Erastothanes ran slower than interpreted BASIC!

What version was that? In 1991 I was using Microsoft FORTRAN on the PC for ground water modelling. The floating point matrix math was much faster than anything I could do in BASIC by several orders of magnitude. 

I was a poor engineering student so this was my on my old Tandy 1000A with a 286 accelerator and 287 math chip.


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