Fortran (FORmula TRANslating System) is a general-purpose, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. History of FORTRAN can be tracked late 1953 when John W. Backus submitted a proposal to his superiors at IBM. The First FORTRAN compiler appeared in April 1957.
Some notable historical steps where:
- FORTRAN II in 1958
- FORTRAN III in 1958,
- FORTRAN IV in 1962.
- FORTRAN 66 or X3.9-1966 become the first industry-standard
- FORTRAN 77 or X3.9-1978. This is the …