Nearly 11 years ago (!) I wrote an item for the Visual Fortran Newsletter on explicit interfaces in Fortran.
In some of my earlier posts I've discussed new features in the Fortran language that might be unfamiliar to some. But this time I'm going to go the other way and describe some really old language
Just this past week, a senior radio telescope astronomer told me about the shift from C++ back to Fortran in his corner of the world. It is all about efficiency.
In this blog, I refer to myself as "Doctor Fortran". It's a joke that started more than ten years ago when I decided to write an "advice column" for what was then the Digital Visual Fortran Newsle
Recently, a customer wrote in our User Forums that he wanted to write out the values of an array, all in one line, where the number of elements was not known at compile
It is often said that you can write bad code in any language, and I certainly can't argue with that.
One day while I was wandering the aisles of my local grocery store, a woman beckoned me over to a table and asked if I would like to "try some imported chocolate?" Neatly arrayed on the table were
Spend any time in the comp.lang.fortran newsgroup, or other places where programming languages are discussed, and you’ll soon see a new “Which is better, Fortran or C?” thread show up.
Soon Ultrabooks will become widely available and will come with new features. Developers will want to know what tools they can use to take advantage of the new capabilities.
First, let me begin by saying that compiler switches are mainly targeted for specific processors (not operating systems).