It's been a long time since I've done anything with Fortran, but I've been missing it lately. Trouble is all I do these days is make casual games with SDL on Ubuntu Linux . SDL is a C library. Can I work with it in Fortran. Better still would anyone be able to provide a snippet or two of code and perhaps provide a sample of how to compile. Are there any Linux IDE's I could use to write Fortran code. All I use is Code:Blocks which has nothing to offer.
Other than probably math, are there any other areas that modern Fortran compilers accelerate at that could be beneficial for a game programmer?
I have done some googling on this subject and it appears Fortran is not popular as a game programming language. I thought I'd post something to see if anyone here writes games. Maybe share a success or horror story with me?