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    Why do Computer science folks hate fortran so much?

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    Never used it in my life actually.

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    I've never heard of it. Then again, I'm only a second year.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

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    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    Its applications are limited....and some of us don't live in the 60s....?
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    I have no idea what you're talking about, and ain't I glad.

    Maybe I should catch a few of you guys and make you code for free. I never use my closet anyyywaay.

    Free WoW accounts, Who wants free WoW accounts , (slowly moves towards the closet door).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Its applications are limited....and some of us don't live in the 60s....?
    what about all the science applications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    Why do Computer science folks hate fortran so much?
    Hideously out dated syntax. No modern featues such as lambda (closures). A language should not be a burden on the developer. It would be a maintenance nightmare.

    The only good reason I can see for using Fortrain would be to support vast amounts of legacy Fortran code. Personally I would write off legacy Fortain as a sunk cost. But it may not be an option for some organizations who may have millions of dollars invested in their well functioning, well tested system and proven LOB systems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    what about all the science applications?
    Java is King.

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