Apr 26 2006

Fortran

Published by at 6:23 pm under retro

Speaking of retro and of things human that don’t seem to ever change, I just noticed this item in an email from Apple:

Intel Fortran Compiler for Mac OS X Now Available
Intel is now shipping several new compilers and libraries,
Including the Intel Fortran Compiler for Mac OS X.

Still around and this case probably still useful. Fortrean was the first high level computer language I used and that was 40+ years ago. When I started working it was used for many things besides math. Most notable logistics oriented simulations. Lots of code was written by hand in fortran and the early stuff was then “key punched:” into cards that went into boxes that went to the big machine room.

No more cards but still Fortran

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