(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5186) [Fwd: SIGPLAN Posting (Upcoming Events and Deadlines -- ARRAY '14)]

Ian D Chivers ian.chivers
Sat Feb 8 12:02:02 EST 2014

I worked at Imperial College
in the Computer Centre
and some of the languages we supported
on the CDC systems included

  Algol 68
  Modula 2

and I remember answering  programming questions
about these on the help desk.

I was responsible for the installation and support
of the Modula 2 compiler on the CDC systems.

The usual suspects included


I certainly don't see much use of the first 6
today, so this would support David's comments.

I also find it strange that this meeting is being held 
at Edinburgh, which hosts the Hector service
and 85% + of the jobs on this system
are fortran and mpi based. No mention of
these two at all.



For anyone with a rugby interest

Ireland 26 - 3 Wales :-(

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Subject: Re: (j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5186) [Fwd: SIGPLAN Posting (Upcoming Events
and Deadlines -- ARRAY '14)]

> Kind of sad that the list of array languages omits Fortran, unless the
intent is to talk about how these other languages can be "upgraded" to be
more like Fortran.   Also, after Fortran, the language that probably has the
most use of array operations is C++/Boost which is curiously also not
mentioned.  Maybe the organizers need a dollar and directions to Jake's.

It seems to be for theoreticians, not practitioners.  It reminds me of the
time around 1970 when every Tom, Dick and Harry was designing a language
which was supposedly better than existing languages.  Maybe they were, but
the costs of launching and replacing existing languages were totally
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