Tag: Fortran

..contributing to IT in London since 2002..

Programming with too many unknowns in a dynamic language

The aim is to write code efficiently, but without compromising easy debugging, maintenance, and especially adaptability to “possible” changes in future. When I first started programming with Fortran (77), which had been used intensively for half a century in scientific and engineering applications, I learned that all variables had types: integer, real, double precision, complex, …