Know any Fortran programmers who need a more interesting job?
scaron at umich.edu
Fri Oct 30 11:39:15 CDT 2015
I work in scientific computing and occasionally still see FORTRAN codes
around. Not totally dead yet ... You'd be surprised how many, say, R
libraries are written in FORTRAN ...
What concerns me is the amount of code these days that is being written in
languages that has no formal standard at all. Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, the
list goes on ... I wonder how much of it will still be useful in ten or
On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Diane Bruce <db at db.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 09:01:38AM -0700, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > On 10/30/2015 02:29 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> > > «Why NASA Needs a Programmer Fluent In 60-Year-Old Languages
> > I think the demise of FORTRAN is overstated. That there is an X3 group
> > still advancing the language attests to that. While FORTRAN may be a
> > 60-year old language, Fortran is not.
> Joe still loves his Fortran. In fact, many Scientist/Engineers seem to
> still use Fortran.
> > As far as assembly, I don't believe that it's a dead language. When you
> > need simple, rugged, low-power hardware, it's still a very good way to
> > --Chuck
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