Why to Use Fortran For New Projects

We received a lot of positive feedback on our LFortran announcement. Most generally like the idea and tool, and expressed interest to hear a bit more on why we think Fortran is a superior language in its domain and why it makes sense to use Fortran for new projects. Why Fortran? Fortran was designed from the ground up to naturally and simply translate mathematics to code that compiles and runs at maximum speed. [Read More]

Why We Created LFortran

We recently open sourced LFortran, an interactive Fortran compiler built on top of LLVM that we have been developing for the last 1.5 years. It is a work in progress and at the link you can find what works already, what is planned and a roadmap. Here is our motivation. Why are almost no new scientific or engineering software projects started in Fortran? Usually (in our neck of the woods) C++ is chosen instead. [Read More]