FORTRAN vs. Fortran (was: November 5th is Clang-Day)
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Nov 2 10:21:33 UTC 2012
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:08:18 +1100
From: "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog at freebsd.org>
To: Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist at ovitrap.com>
Subject: FORTRAN vs. Fortran (was: November 5th is Clang-Day)
On Friday, 2 November 2012 at 12:21:03 +0700, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:59:17 -0700
> Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu> wrote:
>> BTW, the name of the language is "Fortran". It's been "Fortran"
>> for the last 30-something years.
> I never realised the name change. It seems that I am not alone with
Nor I. Looking at the Wikipedia page, I discover that it had been
spelt "Fortran" as early as 1956, and there's even a copy of the 1956
Fortran manual online: http://www.fortran.com/FortranForTheIBM704.pdf
come on guys, fortran is not case sensitive...
Anyway I guess it's good news that LLVM
is being used also by Cray and Nvidia.
It's a shame though that, with LLVM as the
default compiler, further development of
FreeBSD/ia64 and FreeBSD/sparc64
will probably suffer and then stop altogether.
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