[Beowulf] Fortran is Awesome
pbisbal at pppl.gov
Tue Dec 4 08:25:01 PST 2018
From my experience, CS professors like to teach in Java because it's a
"pure" object-oriented programming language, unlike C++ which is just C
with object-oriented extensions,and still allows you to use C syntax.
On 12/3/18 8:25 PM, Lux, Jim (337K) wrote:
> My daughter took the CS101 class at her liberal arts college and it
> was Java.
> Maybe that’s because it’s an employable skill – An enormous amount of
> day to day business software development is in Java.
> As an Art History major, it’s not like she needs multidimensional
> arrays. Good, bombproof string manipulation for her Latin
> grammar/translator project was more useful. So Fortran and C are not
> big winners in that application development space. Java, Python, Basic
> would all have served adequately.
> Jim Lux
> (818)354-2075 (office)
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> *From:*Beowulf [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] *On Behalf Of *Stu
> *Sent:* Sunday, December 02, 2018 11:09 PM
> *To:* Prentice Bisbal <pbisbal at pppl.gov>
> *Cc:* Beowulf List <beowulf at beowulf.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Beowulf] Fortran is Awesome
> indeed... and then Java... what were people thinking?
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 5:06 PM Prentice Bisbal via Beowulf
> <beowulf at beowulf.org <mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>> wrote:
> Fortran was the second programming language I learned, behind
> BASIC. I took Fortran classes in high school, and then was
> required to take Intro to Fortran for Engineers class freshman
> year of college. As a result, I took multi-dimensional arrays for
> granted. Years later, I tried created a multi-dimensional array in
> C. What the hell, C?
> Dr Stuart Midgley
> sdm900 at gmail.com <mailto:sdm900 at gmail.com>
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