Father of Fortran programming language dies

Father of Fortran programming language dies “Fortran changed how people wrote programs on machines and also changed the way compilers were built…”  A sad day.

This was the first high level language I learned; back in the days of punch cards. Interestingly Fortran lives on in the land of supercomputing; it is the most popular language for large scale simulations. For more see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran_programming_language.


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