svn commit: r253215 - head/lib/msun/src

Steve Kargl sgk at
Tue Jul 30 15:31:57 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 12:02:23AM -0700, David Schultz wrote:
> Fortran has its own problems and isn't very well supported.

I take issue with the later assertion.   Fortran is well 
support in GCC >4.6.  See GCC list of front-end maintainers. :-)

> But for what it's worth, C++ is actually a good choice for
> high-performance numerics, IMO, mainly because of operator
> overloading and generics.  I can write a function that looks like
> actual math, and call it with a float, a double, or even an
> arbitrary-precision mpfr_t, and it just works.

I almost spit my morning coffee on my keyboard.  One can 
do the same thing in Fortran.  Of course, I'm talking about
a modern version of Fortran: namely, Fortran 2003 or Fortran 2008.   


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