C vs. Fortran (half OT questions)
- From: Vincenzo Mercuri <comp@xxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 18:23:45 +0200
I've been always told of the C language as the best choice
to accomplish any kind of task in numerical algorithms implementation.
I'd like to do some serious programming in numerical analysis and
I'd like to read some opinion about whether C has too many limitations
or it is far a better choice than Fortran is. I have some questions
that may seem trivial and not topical to this group (I'll post the same
questions in comp.lang.fortran as well, I promise). Here they are:
1 -- is there any reason not to learn Fortran (a new language for me)
and focus on C (and C numerical libraries) potentialities?
2 -- is Fortran considered the best choice in this field only because
of its construct and syntax that makes easier to handle
3 -- what about the Standard IEEE 754 (IEC 60559:1989) conformance?
is that intrinsecal to the language or the implementation?
which language can offer a full support to the IEEE Standard,
C or Fortran?
4 -- what about performance? would you bet on C or Fortran? :-)
Thank you in advance.
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