23221Re: fun stuff in everything I touch
- Oct 29, 2011
> Obsolete?That's an eye-opener to me,
> I still come across sites using Fortran;
> especially, those doing scientific research
> because of the powerful intrinsic
> mathematical functions available in Fortran.
but then, I'm mostly immersed in the Unix/Linux arena
where all that was ported to C/C++.
> Fortran 90, IIRC, added modern features likeWowzers, I've not seen that, but it's here:
> POINTER and the ALLOCATABLE types.
Like the old saying "if it LOOKS like a duck and QUACKS like a duck ...". It sure looks like C features wearing FORTRAN clothing, with structures dereferenced with a%b%x instead of a.b.x and such.
> PL/I and, moreso, COBOL are still quite popularOn what platforms / environments?
> in the financial/business realm.
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