while true: !!!

Richard Brodie R.Brodie at rl.ac.uk
Tue Dec 12 12:56:33 CET 2000


"Greg Jorgensen" <gregj at pobox.com> wrote in message
news:29lZ5.138780$U46.4638547 at news1.sttls1.wa.home.com...

> FORTRAN programs generally use I, J, and K as loop indices because variables
> starting with I, J, K are implicitly integers (type declarations are
> optional in FORTRAN).

We've been here before: the FORTRAN notation derives from the mathematical
convention of using i,j,k (more rarely l,m,n) as vector indices. It's no more an
invention of FORTRAN than using x,y,z for axes.







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