[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

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