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

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Re: The problem probably wasn't the software...

The way VAX/VMS worked was that the languages such as FORTRAN and BASIC were all wrappers around the RTL, run-time library. This made interoperability between languages very, very easy because they were all the same under the hood. But it also meant that you needed more to run the code on another system than just merely the source code, particularly if you were manipulating files e.g. with RMS.

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