[Beowulf] g77 limits...

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pathscale.com
Fri Feb 24 02:38:16 EST 2006


On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 01:06:49AM -0500, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> Physicists at least are really, really slow to port their legacy
> sources.  You must have encountered cernlib by this point in time -- one
> of my few recent brushes with fortran at all was trying to get cernlib
> to actually build into an rpm.  If you've looked through it and haven't
> shuddered, well, you're just shudder-proof.

I think cernlib qualifies as the most, erm, inventive code I've ever
seen. Invective and insult were also involved. Eventually, after a
liberal application of beer, I washed away the memories.

And "they" say open source code is good code. "They" didn't look at
the counter-examples.

-- greg

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