[Numpy-discussion] Fortran was dead ... [was Re: rewriting NumPy code in C or C++ or similar]

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue Mar 15 10:33:05 CDT 2011


On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla@molden.no> wrote:

> Den 14.03.2011 23:10, skrev Matthieu Brucher:
> > - Fortran 95 has an excellent array support, which is not currently
> > available in C/C++ (perhaps with ArBB?)
>
> In C++ you can actually make array libraries that behave almost like a
> Fortran compiler (cf. Blitz++, Intel Array Building Blocks), but they
> must be maintained to keep pace with Fortran compilers.
>
>
There really isn't a satisfactory array library for C++. The fact that every
couple of years there is another project to produce one testifies to that
fact. And don't overlook that Fortran knows about complex numbers as well as
arrays.

Chuck
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