FORTRAN vs. Fortran (was: November 5th is Clang-Day)

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Fri Nov 2 10:21:33 UTC 2012

	Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:08:18 +1100
	From: "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog at>
	To: Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist at>
	Subject: FORTRAN vs. Fortran (was: November 5th is Clang-Day)

	On Friday,  2 November 2012 at 12:21:03 +0700, Erich Dollansky wrote:
	> Hi,
	> On Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:59:17 -0700
	> Steve Kargl <sgk at> 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
	> this.

	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:
	Interesting reading.

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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