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Subject:  Re: FORTRAN??? Date:  1/30/2013  3:14 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  40548 of 90939

I have been having a running argument with the numerical jocks about this. I say, based on years of experience, that I can write hand-crafted assembler code that will beat anything produced by an optimizing Fortran compiler. The boys next door think I'm nuts, and swear by their compilers. Someday we will have to stage a contest to see who is right.

This has the makings of a folk legend contest -- a sort of modern day 'Ballad of John Henry'.

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