On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> My father lectures in Chemistry and swears by Fortran. To the extent
> he takes the position that chemists can "write fortran programs in any
There is also other advantages such as HPF90 (High Performance Fortran 90)
being able to parallelise itself with a few compiler directives for stuff
like loop invariants which has to be beaten out manually in other
languages. If the language is really limiting, a couple of professional
programmers can always be drafted in to port to a faster language.
I think the main thing people think of with Fortran is Fortran 77 (which
causes pain and might interfere with your dog) where as Fortran 90 is very
nice for what it is designed to do.
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