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From: Reid Sweatman (drunkardswalk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-04 01:10:15

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Deane Yang
>> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 8:19 AM
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: [boost] Re: Boost Mathematicians
>> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>> > "Reid Sweatman" <drunkardswalk_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> >
>> | Oddly enough, scientists is usually pretty
>> | conservative folk; they like what they know.
>> Is that so odd? Yesterday I talked with a matematician here in Sydney
about Fortran.
>> He uses Fortran because it is good enough for what he is doing. It would
probably take quite some
>> time for him to learn C++, so why should he?
> Agreed. It's the newcomers that we want to snare, before they've
> been indoctrinated into Fortran. New mathematicians tend to
> have at least some computer science training, so they will be looking
> for more than Fortran to write their code in. The competition will
> in fact be in the other direction, from languages like Ocaml.

No, no. Irony. It's a literary device. The tip-off that I was attempting
to employ it is the American colloquialism in re verb number. ;)


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