Fortran vs C, easing using Fortran

Paul Gilbert
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 11:41:59 -0400

It seems to me that, at least for application packages, there is a strong
incentive to avoid both fortran and C. If eventual R, or a new language like
Omega, are to work in a "Java like" way across platforms, I think both fortran
and C are problems. Is that not correct?

I realize there is a performance issue, but I don't think it is as serious as it
was in old versions of Splus. I am not sure how slow my time series library
would be without the fortran. It used to be intolerable, but I have the
impression it may not be too bad now.

To some extent this must also apply to the core part of the language. Is there
not some incentive to remove, not add, both fortran and C except where they are

Paul Gilbert

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