ppauper is a mathematician and a REAL*4 programmer.. could be worse ... GOTO
o Real Programmers aren't afraid to use GOTO's.
o Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without
o Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements -- they make the
code more Interesting.
o Real Prograwmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can
save 20 nanoseconds in the middle of a tight loop.
o Real Programmers don't need comments -- the code is obvious.
o Since FORTRAN doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or
CASE statement, Real Programners don't have to worry about not using
them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using assigned
I understand where you are coming from, but I feel this is a bit of gatekeeping. Sometimes even with the cleanest code, comments are immensely useful. Obviously you should be striving to come up with the most self-descriptive variable names, but still.