The list seems very quiet today

ben bfranchuk at
Fri Oct 30 12:55:54 CDT 2015

On 10/30/2015 11:47 AM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> 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.)
> 	paul

I am thinking they want to get rid of all the BIG iron left and go to a 
IBM Pizza box.Ben.

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