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## Comment Re:GCC isn't an IDE, Codebench source is free (Score 1)1098

Well, maybe because it's the strictest checking compiler you can get for Fortran? It certainly has helped me find bugs that gfortran, ifort and other have missed. You seem to be unaware of the fact that despite gfortran being free and quite good, there are at least five (that I can remember without googling) commercial Fortran compilers available today, e.g. from Nvidia/PGI and from Intel, that are quite popular in the scientific community.

## Comment Re:stretching indeed. Recommending != selling (Score 1)1098

Well, yes and no. Their product is by definition useless without a C compiler. Many (most?) people will use what's recommended, so many (most) people are using nagfor with gcc. A Core i7, on the other hand, works fine without a C compiler of any sort (as long as you only run precompiled binaries, which is true for (definitely this time) most people). But I see your point.

## Comment Re:GCC isn't an IDE, Codebench source is free (Score 1)1098

I'll give you an actual (but perhaps a little stretching-the-rules) example though:
NAG's Fortran compiler. It costs money. It's a Fortran-to-C compiler, and they recommend gcc if you don't have any other preferences. To me (as a compiler user) it's not a great difference if they make a Fortran-to-C compiler where I must provide the C compiler, or if they just shipped a C compiler and did the translation "in secret".

## Comment Re:Oh yes (Score 1)459

Really? To what end?

Well, why not? I found my right-hand little finger was cramping often. Coul be 'cause I use an "ergonomic" keyboard, which is quite good except the slightly bad position of the BackSpace key.

I see you've bound it to the Compose Key. That's utterly useless to me, since I very rarely write non-ascii characters (with the exception of æøå, and those I have dedicated keys for). When I want to write greek/fraktur/whatever, I write
$\alpha \to \infty \implies \sum_0^{\infty} n = -\frac{1}{12}$ etc. and then have the rendering engine (LaTeX) take care of it.

## Comment Re:Oh yes (Score 1)459

On my work keyboard, I've swapped CapsLock and Backspace. I occasionally get frustrated by it, but that's mainly when I ssh into that machine from a laptop at home. I think there's some mental association between "being on the work machine" and "having Backspace on the left hand".

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