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Re: row vs. column-major-order

 | From: "Dimiter \"malkia\" Stanev" <malkia@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
 | Date:  Thu, 5 Oct 2006 00:11:16 -0700
 | According to this article on Wikipedia, Fortran uses
 | column-major-order: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Row-major_order

Yes.  Scheme's using a list containing arguments to apply is why
column-major-order would be better for Scheme arrays.

Was this choice arbitrary for FORTRAN; or did FORTRAN have compelling
reasons for column-major-order?