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Re: [xml-dev] More predictions to mull over

On Feb 14, 2007, at 15:01, bryan rasmussen wrote:
> On 2/14/07, Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
>> Dead or dying. CORBA is dead. DOS, Cobol and Fortran are dying. I  
>> teach
>> at an engineering school, and I'm one of the few people there  
>> (including
>> among the faculty) who knows anything about Fortran. I don't know  
>> anyone
>> who still uses it, though probably there are still a few physics
>> professors who are happily coding away in Fortran, but they'll all
>> retire in the next few few years.
> I was at a party about 3 years ago where a 22 year old physics student
> told me that the only language he knew was Fortran and it was quite
> widely used in his discipline. I think it had something to do with
> astronomy.

Yes, as far as I know cosmologist still use loads of Fortran, and  
from what I'm told new libraries are being added with some frequency.  
The last one I asked even said she liked it :)

Robin Berjon
Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.

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