[tex-live] Fortran and Pascal sources
Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Oct 6 20:15:57 CEST 2010
Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 6 October 2010 Norbert Preining wrote:
> > I would suggest to let fortran rest in peace for the next 300
> > years.
> Means: Fortran is the programming language of the future, but
> mankind is not yet ready for it.
Yes, I completely agree. Automatic array bounds checking
and integer overflow detection are clearly the work of
the Devil; just imagine if today's software had been
compiled using such techniques -- how on earth could
the virus-writing economy still be sustainable, and
worse still, how could we continue to get our beloved
"bus error" and "core dumped" messages ?
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