Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Tue Mar 20 04:47:30 AEST 2018

On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 09:58:48AM -0700, Steve Johnson wrote:
> Here is the FORTRAN story as I remember it.
> [much removed for brevity]

> By 1986 it became clear to me that I loved development but that AT&T
> was never going to make it in the computer business.?? I accepted a
> job in California at a startup.?? Less than a month after I left, the
> FORTRAN optimizer (by now almost ready to ship) was cancelled.?? ??A
> couple of months later, it was revived and finally went to market.
> I'm told that six months after that it was the best selling language
> product...

Isn't it amusing (aka depressing) how some stuff has to be crammed down
people's throats?

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