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

Sturla Molden sturla@molden...
Tue Mar 15 11:21:51 CDT 2011

Den 15.03.2011 16:33, skrev Charles R Harris:
> 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.

In order to be competitive against Fortran 95, an array library for C++ 
must do all the work of a Fortran compiler.

There is no (universally accepted) industry standard array library for 
C++, which discourage vendors from providing one for their particular 

> And don't overlook that Fortran knows about complex numbers as well as 
> arrays.

Any decent C++ compiler knows what to do with std::complex template types.


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