Re: just how bad is Fortran?
On Tue, 22 Jul 1997, Adriano Nagelschmidt Rodrigues wrote:
> fortran (77) is horrible. Well, it _was_ ok, Backus was a pioneer,
> etc. But we are in the end of the '90s (and I thought only *my*
> profs were forcing students to use it!)
In the early 80's a local computer rag ran a tongue-in-cheek
dictionary of computer terms. As I recall, the applicable entry was
Fortran, n. A language meant to be written and not run. Unfortunately,
it is often run anyway.
Michael D. Harnois, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Washburn, IA
"Few sinners are saved after the first 20 minutes of
a sermon." --Mark Twain
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