Re: GNU Fortran Public Beta Testing Begins
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 95 21:57:41 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Re: GNU Fortran Public Beta Testing Begins
Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Sam Cramer <email@example.com>
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Craig Burley)
Subject: GNU Fortran Public Beta Testing Begins
TOP 10 REASONS WHY I'M RELEASING GNU FORTRAN NOW
10) The world needs a free compiler for tomorrow's state-of-the-art
9) Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case plan to show simulations of
the Ford Bronco chase scene, and need a real ssslloooowww compiler
for that project.
8) Keep getting mysterious email on my workstation saying "If you ship it,
he will code".
7) It's part of Gnewt Gingrich's Republican Contract With America
(ANSI X3.78-1981; no equivalent ISO available).
6) Angling for a recurring guest role as the resident Fortran programmer
on "Star Trek: Voyager", where I help the crew deal with REAL and
COMPLEX problems it encounters.
5) g77 desperately needed to program HAL 9000 in time.
4) Nuclear physicists need something to make up for the loss
of the supercollider.
3) This newfangled "Information Superhighway" thing is gonna need some
"Informational Hell's Angels", if you know what I mean.
2) Read somewhere that if I turn in my GNU, I get a $100 certificate
from Toys 'R' Us.
And the NUMBER ONE REASON WHY I'M RELEASING GNU FORTRAN NOW...
1) Keep hearing voices whispering "GNU COBOL...GNU COBOL...".
© 1995 Peter Langston