[Beowulf] Fortran is Awesome

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 21:22:34 PST 2018

On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 11:25:01 -0500, you wrote:

> From my experience, CS professors like to teach in Java because it's a 
>"pure" object-oriented programming language, unlike C++ which is just C 
>with object-oriented extensions,and still allows you to use C syntax.

Java took over in part because at one point it was the "in" language,
but more importantly it was a) free and b) available where needed in a
single version - on Solaris or Linux for the computer labs, Macs and
Windows for the students at home.

The other options when the switch happened in the late 90s either
required money to buy tools or weren't standardized very well across

Of course other languages like Python would later follow, but by then
Java was established and difficult to dethrone though Oracle might be
making it easy to abandon at this point.

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