: I've recently being studying Fortran 90 at school and discovered there is no half decent developer sites for beginner queries and there is no half decent beginner tutorial either it is all focused on mathematical elite. So why doesn't someone take the time to write a half decent fortran tutorial and why doesn't this site have a section devoted to it?
Mind you that FORTRAN was the first (I think) high level programming language. It isn't as popular as it used to be since its sytax is very unusual and its features are as well since it was such an old language. Don't worry, I like FORTRAN too(all languages I can learn, actually, expcept VB), I just don't have time to finish learning it.
Also know that its name in a combination of the words "Formula Translation", meaning its feature to write simple expressions and have them be translated (ie. compiled) into asm instructions. Back then, this was something never done, so thats why it was so special.
And back then, computer programmers WERE the math elites. And you'd think a new tool that can have you only have to write 2*4+5 instead of
MOV Al, 2
MOV Ah, 4
, that such a tool would be aimed at the math elite.
Fortran is very, VERY unregular by today's most C-based languages. You know that, right? (Since ur learning it).
I had a tutorial for FORTRAN 77 I think, but I lost it :)