Scientific computing’s future: Can any coding language top a 1950s behemoth?

Scientific computing’s future: Can any coding language top a 1950s behemoth?

Perhaps the better question asked is:  Should any coding language replace an old, well-tested, and very reliable language that also happens to be incredibly fast and easy to write in?  Just because something is new doesn’t necessarily mean it is better.  Consider the reliability of mathematical libraries developed in Fortran.  Would a new library written in another language be faster?  Would it be bug-free?  Would it allow scientists to write code more quickly and accurately?

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One response to “Scientific computing’s future: Can any coding language top a 1950s behemoth?

  1. Pingback: Fortran, Clojure, Haskell and Julia are not at war | Fortran Dev

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