[Beowulf] g77 limits...

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Feb 23 17:13:13 EST 2006


At 12:41 PM 2/23/2006, Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:


>The HP Fortran5/pre77 implemented all these about 1980!  And, upper-case 
>is good for the soul.  Real programmers really do shout!

I suppose, too, if you're doing heavy duty HPC, you'd be doing it on a CDC, 
with 6bit characters and 60 bit words.  Not enough room left for lower case 
after sucking up 36 characters for 0-9 and A-Z.

Of course  you have to shout.  There's all the noise from the line printer 
and the cooling fans.


Jim.


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