[TUHS] PDP-11 legacy, C, and modern architectures
ron at ronnatalie.com
Wed Jun 27 07:54:32 AEST 2018
> So I agree, had the same initial reaction. But I read the paper a
> second time and the point about Fortran, all these years later, still
> being a thing resonated. The hardware guys stand on their heads to
> give us coherent caches.
Fortran is a higher level language. It gives he compiler more flexibility in deciding what the programmer intended and how to automatically optimize for the platform.
C is often a “You asked for it, you got it” type paradigm/
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