Language change and code breaks

Tim Peters tim.one at home.com
Wed Jul 25 04:32:57 CEST 2001


[Guido]
> How did engineers cope with Fortran?  Fortran has long been the
> preferred language for engineers, after C.S. folks moved on to C and
> C++...

[Robin Becker]
> engineers of which I am one, hated it when we only had 6 characters and
> no case sensitivity.

Even Fortran 90 retained case-insensitivity.  This page is a hoot, and a
hint of what happens when backward compatibility is taken as absolute:

    http://www.llnl.gov/sccd/lc/asci/fpe/fpe.source.html

view-each-vendor-as-a-fork-ly y'rs  - tim





More information about the Python-list mailing list