Code For Thought: Hello Fortran!
Despite the fact that Fortran has been around since the 1950s, it remains a very relevant programming language today and has an active community of keen engineers. In this latest episode of Code For Thought SSI Fellow Peter Schmidt discusses the origins of Fortran, how to deal with legacy (Fortran 77), how the language evolved and the modern day use cases of Fortran. In the course of the episode, you'll hear from Thomas Clune (NASA, US), Wim Vanderbauwhede (Uni. Glasgow, UK), Milan Curcic (Uni. of Miami, US) and Ondrej Certik (GSI Technologies, US).Links:
- Fortran-lang website: https://fortran-lang.org
- Fortran-lang GitHub: https://github.com/fortran-lang
- LFortran website: https://lfortran.org
- LFortran GitHub: https://github.com/lfortran/lfortran
- Milan's book: https://www.manning.com/books/modern-fortran
- Neural-Fortran: https://github.com/modern-fortran/neural-fortran
- FastGPT: https://github.com/certik/fastgpt
- US Fortran Standard Committee: https://j3-fortran.org/
- Ondrej's website: https://ondrejcertik.com/
- Milan's website: https://milancurcic.com/
- Tom Clune's site at NASA: https://sciences.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/thomas.l.clune
- Wim Vanderbauwhede's site at Uni Glasgow https://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~wim/
- pFUnit testing framework https://github.com/Goddard-Fortran-Ecosystem/pFUnit
- gFTL template library: https://software.nasa.gov/software/GSC-17742-1
- Wim's paper (Journal of Supercomputing 2021): Making legacy Fortran code type safe through automated program transformation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11227-021-03839-9
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