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

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Mar 15 11:10:12 CDT 2011


On 3/15/11 8:33 AM, Charles R Harris wrote:
> 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 I think not just the fact that there is not one, but that perhaps 
C++ the language, or maybe the culture, simply doesn't support that way 
of thinking.

I've been slowly arriving to the conclusion that that is no place for 
C++ in programming. If you really need to twiddle bits, use C. If you 
need high performance numerics, use Fortran. If you need high level 
complex data structures, use Python.

And the fact that using all these in the same program is pretty easy 
makes it all possible.

-Chris






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