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Article: Fortran Is Still A Thing   Software(apps/tools/os')

Started Nov-28 by CDP (PerraultC); 26 views.
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Nov-28

An interesting spin on a situation where NASA had to cancel a code optimization competition. The catch? The code had to be Fortran.

Of course they would have to cancel it. Since no one codes in Fortran anymore, they couldn't possibly get any  candidates right?

Not so fast. The reason may not be what you expect...

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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Nov-28

I've never coded a line of Fortran, but back when I first learned that there were other languages besides Basic, it was one of those core languages that always appeared listed along with the  other usual suspects of Cobol, Pascal, Assembly, C,  etc.

It's nice  to see it still has a niche that it is filling nicely.

I like that last parting comment in the reference, basically, if it works, use it, why find a new way to chisel the corners off a rock to make it roll?

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