[Beowulf] Fortran is Awesome

Stu Midgley sdm900 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 07:22:08 PST 2018

> But yeah, C can do anything Fortran can do, and then some.  People do
> not write operating systems in Fortran for a reason.

I've written a fortran-like scripting language (and the bones of a basic
compiler) in Fortran...  everything you can do in C you can do in Fortran.

People often use the lack of pointers as a reason to NOT use Fortran, which
is rubbish.  Just allocate the whole address space and go to town with your
own pointers.  Which... if you really think about it is all that C does.
In theory the concept of a SIGSEG is only an OS limitation on C.  You "can"
in theory just allocate any address you want without allocation and

Dr Stuart Midgley
sdm900 at gmail.com
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