(j3.2006) Integration of co-arrays with the intrinsic shift functions
Thu Jul 12 18:47:36 EDT 2007
Andy Vaught wrote:
> However, if a language makes it easy to write programs that have
> semi-random output,
by, for instance, calling the random_number intrinsic ?? :)
> such programs become extraordinarily hard to debug and
> will hopefully lead to the decline in the use of such a language.
But MPI is the poster child for hard to debug messes, and its use is not
declining as far as I can tell. And pointers in C... !
Unexpected random output would hopefully lead to a decline in either (1)
the use of that program, or (2) misuse of the language.
In general, the decline in the use of a language happens only when there
is a better alternative available. Or at least an alternative people
have been duped into thinking is better.
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