svn commit: r253215 - head/lib/msun/src
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
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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