Justin hath declared on Monday the 19 day of January 2004 :-:
>> As a matter of interest, why are people using Fortran out there? Is it a
> case of legacy apps / code or
Oh sweet baby jebus yes...
Large chunks (most?) of the computational code being used out there is
Fortran. Considering most of them aren't programmers (and those that
are have better things to be doing), and, well, its there and its
works, no one seemes to be that botherd doing anything about it....
> is Fortran still a better fit for some problem
Despite being hideous, its still fairly efficient.
Apparently the way it stores arrays is well suited to the types
of martrix operations you are likely to do on it...
I should really know more about this.... :)
Mr. Rogers could explain shoe-tying and make it seem like the coolest
thing in the world. He was our Uncle and older brother. He told us we
were special, and we knew he'd be there for us.
A cult leader, right down to the sneakers.
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