FORTRAN vs. Fortran (was: November 5th is Clang-Day)
brooks at freebsd.org
Fri Nov 2 16:21:20 UTC 2012
On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 10:21:19AM +0000, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> 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:
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > 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: http://www.fortran.com/FortranForTheIBM704.pdf
> 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.
If you read either my annoucment or the diff closly you will note that
the default it only changing for x86 architectures.
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