"Leonard Mada" <disc...@gmx.net> wrote on 06/11/2007 12:01:11 AM:
Well, the fact that Sun calls FORTRESS a next generation programming
language should be considered as a strong sign of its utility. That
said, I (as a researcher) really miss this automatic unit
conversions. In my primary work I miss this feature, too (the money
extension - both static and dynamic). I have some further ideas
about currency conversions and if someone is interested I would be
happy to share them.
Yes and no. Sun appears to have a vested interest in FORTRESS. In any
case, the page to which you refer is mostly "promotional". Are there any
other implementations of the fortress language or is sun co-developing the
reference implementation and the specification. Ten years from now,
fortress may be the java of hpc, but now...probably a little early to say.
This may be a distraction. Units of measure can be added without adopting
conventions from any particular programming language.