Re: Error in decimal places?



In article <1htbhms.o2szv61m67qy4N%nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Richard Maine) writes:

Charles Russell <NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Back in the sixties, fortran was touted as "natural language" for
scientists and mathematicians. And it was, more or less.

If you are seriously suggesting, as seems to be implied, that people
won't have to learn the rules of the language, but can just write
"naturally" and all will work out, then... well...

I think "natural" was only true compared to the time before Fortran,
i.e. when programming was done directly in hex (not assembler, hex).
Programmers would sit at the end of a long table and pull the endless
paper slowly pass their eyes. Compared to THAT, of course, Fortran (or
FORTRAN) was a "natural language".

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