About programing, a general question
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Wed Dec 22 20:31:39 UTC 2010
On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us> wrote:
If you can't do what's needed in FORTRAN, you can't do it. Back in the
> early '80s, I was working with Dan Alderson at JPL. We were doing work
> with structures and pointer arithmetic, in FORTRAN77 because it was a
> subroutine and function package to be used in other FORTRAN programs so
> we couldn't use Dan's favorite language, PL/1. Those of you who think
> you can't do things like that in FORTRAN would do well to ponder the
> fact that Jerry Pournelle has called Dan "the sane genius."
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