[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Mon Feb 20 03:54:19 CST 2012


20.02.2012 08:35, Paul Anton Letnes kirjoitti:
> In the language wars, I have one question. 
> Why is Fortran not being considered?

Fortran is OK for simple numerical algorithms, but starts to suck
heavily if you need to do any string handling, I/O, complicated logic,
or data structures.

Most of the work in Numpy implementation is not actually in numerics,
but in figuring out the correct operation to dispatch the computations
to. So, this is one reason why Fortran is not considered.

-- 
Pauli Virtanen



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