[Beowulf] Quick question... on Fortran
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu May 10 14:57:55 PDT 2007
On Thu, 10 May 2007, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 04:37:58PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> Who knows, in ten years we may see a merge of fortran and c into a
>> "supercompiler" that permits near transparent switching of syntax, or
>> inlining of fortran in c the way assembler can be inlined now.
> Existing compilers do inline Fortran into C, it's needed for some of
> the SPEC benchmarks which mix C with Fortran77 numerical routines.
> I don't see much point in having both languages in the same source
Me neither, actually. Although there might be some point in developing
a new language that smoothly merges the desireable features of both.
(He ducks and runs for cover, just KNOWING that 80 people are about to
announce that C++, python, matlab, pascal, f95, c99, already do...;-)
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