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  • NVIDIA Has Been Working On A New Fortran "f18" Compiler It Wants To Contribute To LLVM

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Has Been Working On A New Fortran "f18" Compiler It Wants To Contribute To LLVM

    NVIDIA for a while now has been working on the Flang compiler as an open-source Fortran compiler built atop the LLVM infrastructure and inspired by the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end. Recently though they began a ground-up rewrite of Flang using modern C++ and that effort is now known as f18 and they are looking to mainline this new Fortran compiler front-end...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rtran-Compiler

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    i thought llvm did not included compiler frontends

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    • #3
      People seem baffled into silence about "evil Nvidia" wanting to contribute something..

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      • #4
        Or they are just sleeping / dont care about fortran , etc

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        • #5
          Originally posted by aht0 View Post
          People seem baffled into silence about "evil Nvidia" wanting to contribute something..
          timeo Danaos et dona ferentes...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by George99 View Post

            timeo Danaos et dona ferentes...
            high performance GPU computing..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by George99 View Post

              timeo Danaos et dona ferentes...
              Welcome to paranoia

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              • #8
                Originally posted by aht0 View Post
                People seem baffled into silence about "evil Nvidia" wanting to contribute something..
                I'll be surprised if Nvidia ever contributes anything of real value (open source GPU drivers, for example).

                writing a new Fortran compiler is like designing a new 56k modem. it may have some niche uses, but to most people it's completely worthless.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hotaru View Post
                  I'll be surprised if Nvidia ever contributes anything of real value (open source GPU drivers, for example).
                  writing a new Fortran compiler is like designing a new 56k modem. it may have some niche uses, but to most people it's completely worthless.
                  Lol, look it up, what's FORTRAN is used for, first Yeah, most people don't need it but most people aren't scientists doing physical simulations nor play with massive vectorized multidimensional arrays. For certain things, there's only C++ and FORTRAN. You can guess what some physicist would rather learn and use.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by aht0 View Post
                    Lol, look it up, what's FORTRAN is used for, first
                    I think you mean "was used for"

                    Originally posted by aht0 View Post
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                    Yeah, most people don't need it but most people aren't scientists doing physical simulations nor play with massive vectorized multidimensional arrays. For certain things, there's only C++ and FORTRAN.
                    most of the low-level code for those things is either C++ or legacy Fortran code, but people doing simulations or playing have a lot of better options for putting that low-level code together into useful programs.

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