[Beowulf] Fortran is Awesome

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Sun Dec 2 00:28:11 PST 2018

I believe that the rationality of FORTRAN using is and now very much
dependent on the application. In quantum chemistry, where I previously
programmed, as also in computational chemistry in general, Fortran
remains the main language.

>Yes, C is dangerous.  You can break your code in ever so many ways if 
>you code with less than discipline and knowledge and great care. 
This may mean that in some cases write Fortran program can be easier
and therefore faster than in C.

> Hell, at my age I may never write serious C applications ever again, 
>but if I write ANYTHING
> that requires a compiler, its going to be in C. 

I haven't been programming in quantum chemistry for a very long time.
But recently I wrote a tiny program for the task of computational
chemistry - and I did it in Fortran :-)


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