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NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede

Christian Berger Silver badge

The problem probably wasn't the software...

but probably more the hardware to read the data of disk or tape.

I mean Fortran is a well defined language with widespread compiler support. You could probably just run it on any modern computer with minor changes, but then again if you have the hardware lying around and you need it anyhow to read the medium, why bother porting the software.

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