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The Fortran Automatic Coding System for the IBM 704 (15 October 1956), the first Programmer's Reference Manual for Fortran
Paradigm(s) multi-paradigm: structurt, imperative (procedural, object-orientit), generic
Appeared in 1957; 61 years ago (1957)
Designed bi John Backus
Developer John Backus an IBM
Stable release Fortran 2008 (ISO/IEC 1539-1:2010) (2010; 8 years ago (2010))
Typin discipline strang, static, manifest
Major implementations Absoft, Cray, GFortran, G95, IBM XL Fortran, Intel, Hitachi, Lahey/Fujitsu, Numerical Algorithms Group, Open Watcom, PathScale, PGI, Silverfrost, Oracle Solaris Studio, Visual Fortran, ithers
Influenced bi Speedcodin
Influenced ALGOL 58, BASIC, C, Chapel,[1] CMS-2, Julia, PL/I, PACT I, MUMPS an Ratfor
Usual filename extensions .f, .for, .f90, .f95, .f03, .f08, .f15

Fortran (umwhile FORTRAN, derived frae "Formula Translation"[2]) is a general-purpose, imperative programmin leid that is especially suitit tae numeric computation an scientific computin.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Chapel spec (Acknowledgements)" (PDF). Cray Inc. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  2. "FORTRAN". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5 ed.). The Free Dictionary. 2011. Retrieved 2016-02-08.