The list seems very quiet today

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Fri Oct 30 12:47:37 CDT 2015

> On Oct 30, 2015, at 1:39 PM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
> On 10/30/2015 8:55 AM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>> On 30 October 2015 at 12:02, rod <rodsmallwood52 at> wrote:
>>> The list seems very quiet to-day.
>>> I have had only one post this morning.
>>> Anybody know why?
>> Is everybody off at the top-secret VCF-Paris?
>> On Fri, 30 Oct 2015, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> No replies to my message about NASA wanting Fortran programmers...
>> extinct?  or just too shameful?
> Confused ... The space craft would not be Fortran.
> Porting the old software to newer hardware?

Presumably the Fortran is at the Earth end.  Yes, you could port it, but you can't port it if you can't read the original.  And given that you have a perfectly good Fortran implementation still available, porting it may not be all that useful.  (Now if they were talking Jovial, the answer might be different -- though even there you can keep running the original, perhaps in emulation.)


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