OT: Language for the ages

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Fri Oct 14 14:37:39 CDT 2005

> > Are there any schools teaching FORTRAN and more? Does it
> >have an active community? If not, ...
> Amazingly*, Yes.
> I go visit my old college bookstore every few years for fresh titles
> in Computer Science (this year: I bought O/S internals by Stallings).
> It's a top 25 undergraduate engineering ranked place with a big 
> budget for new equipment so I was quite surprised to see this year
> the book "Classical Fortran" by Kupferschmid.  In my head I'm thinking
> Fortran is Only for classiccmps and classiccmps are Retired equipment.
> Apparently this course is for maintenence programmers.
> John A.
> * to me, for one.

Fortran seems to still be the favorite language for number crunching.


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