Why abandon Fortran for Linear Algebra?

I know nothing about this effort, so please excuse me for “speaking out of turn.” But can anyone expect any response beyond what is stated in section 2.9.10 Improving the existing software base, “Most scientific software written today is not based in Fortran, and a recent study of programming languages ranks Fortran 38th, with the top-3 programming languages listed as Python, Java, and C [129]”

The use of the ranking they mention, the one by IEEE Spectrum, is eerily similar to what we’ve noticed in the commercial and other domains for a while now where the low ranking of Fortran reflects a situation where further investment ($$/time) into the language is considered unwise, as I stated here earlier.

[129] Stephen Cass. The top programming languages 2019. IEEE Spectrum, 2019.
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