(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3446) Jeanne Adams
Mon Apr 23 04:54:20 EDT 2007
I was very sorry to hear that from Jeanne Martin that Jeanne Adams died on
The Fortran community and I personally have benefited greatly from her
leadership. She was Chair of X3J3 for the whole period of the development of
Fortran 90. There was a lot of controversy, during which she was determined to
ensure that all points of view were heard that there was a friendly personal
atmosphere outside the committee meetings, particularly at FIDS. I learned a lot
from her about how to run meetings and maximize consensus, ideas that I applied
as Chair of Governors of my local secondary school and have tried to follow as
Convener of WG5.
She was hugely disappointed by the delays in completing Fortran 90 and made
strenous efforts to speed things up, but the difficulties were severe. Better
late than never!
It has been very sad to see her declining health since that time. She worked
hard to overcome these problems, just as she did for the Fortran Standard.
Thank you, Jeanne.
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