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Re: Top 7 Programming Languages That Employers Really Want

Thomas D Dial writes:
> FORTRAN is somewhat similar, but has a smaller, more stable, and mors
> specialized application space and often, I think, is maintained by the
> successors of the program users who wrote it originally. A good deal
> of it may, by now, have been replaced by C, C++, Python, or some other
> newer language.

There are highly optimized and thoroughly debugged scientific and
engineering libraries written decades ago in FORTRAN.  These are often
used in programs written in much newer languages.  It's hard to justify
porting them because they work so well as-is.
John Hasler 
Elmwood, WI USA

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