C++ programming (was Newbie Alert: Beginning parallel program ming with Scyld)

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Oct 18 20:18:02 EDT 2002

One can learn to unroll loops appropriately in almost any language.  APL 
may give some problems, if I remember correctly, but C certainly doesn't.


Andrew Fant wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>>Arrrr, mateys, arrrr.  Tie 'em to the mizzenmast!  Keel haul 'em!  Hoist
>>'em on their own petards!  Did someone actually say "C++ rather than C"?
>>Just kidding.
>>Well, sorta kidding.  I'd never hoist anybody on a petard (too dangerous
>>to innocent bystanders) and don't even know what a mizzenmast is.  So
>>that leaves keel-hauling;-)
>>   rgb
> Don't be concerned about not knowing what a mizzenmast is.  I've haven't
> seen one in years.  Appears they have all gone mizzen 8-).
> But seriously folks.  Would I get in TOO much trouble if I were to point
> out that if one is writing serious parallel numerical code, Fortran has
> much to recommend it, such as relative ease of parallelization and the
> fact that you can't get bogged down in trying recode the API just because
> you have easy access to raw system calls?
Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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