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Re: gcc compile-time performance


Robert Dewar wrote:

> <<I can put this stronger: The very reason our numerical weather
> prediction software is still written in Fortran 77 is due to the fact
> that that way we can be assured of the collaboration of [the Weather
> Institutes] of smaller European countries, where Universities can't
> afford Real Unix Workstations.

> What exactly is a "real unix work station". Given that the best cost
> performance on small scale unix platforms now comes from running
> GNU/Linux on a cheap PC, I find that hard to understand.

Well, duh !  The point is that noone trusts the proprietary compilers -
even if they're `free' (i.e., gratis).

People want a free (according to our - GNU - sense of free) supported
Fortran 90/95 compiler before they switch.

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