(j3.2006) Jeanne Adams

Jerry Wagener Jerry
Mon Apr 23 20:15:44 EDT 2007

With Jeanne Adams' passing a Fortran era has passed.

Jeanne provided the right touch of leadership during a critical phase  
of Fortran standardization - arguably the most critical phase, when  
debate was raging over whether to keep Fortran a static language  
(e.g., F77) or a dynamic one (e.g., allow recursion). That debate may  
be laughable now, but it was the defining moment (over a 10-year  
period) for post-F77 Fortran.

In large measure we can thank Jeanne for paving the way, in terms of  
committee leadership, to modern Fortran. It was stimulating and fun  
to work with her. Thank you Jeanne.

     -Jerry Wagener

On Apr 22, 2007, at 11:55 PM, Jeanne-Martin at comcast.net wrote:

> To those who remember Jeanne Adams:
> I just learned from Jeanne' Adams' daughter that she passed away
> yesterday.  It was unexpected. There will probably be some kind of
> service next weekend, but there are no firm plans as yet.
> - Jeanne Martin
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