(j3.2006) Liaison to IFIP WG 2.5
Tue Aug 21 17:03:28 EDT 2007
On Aug 21, 2007, at 2:40 PM, Van Snyder wrote:
...several things I largely agree with elided.
> This is exactly what IFIP WG 2.5 hopes for. As I remarked, Kulisch
> others plan to complain to IEEE
Kulisch HAS complained. Many times. That his proposals have been
rejected isn't the same thing as "no one has considered them".
> ....he words. Interval arithmetic was
> dropped from Fortran 2003 because nobody wrote any serious specs
No, it was dropped because we couldn't converge on an approach. LS
has repeated the position of many, which was an anathema to those who
wanted an intrinsic approach.
> wrote anything. For their own unstated reasons, Sun didn't write any
> significant papers on interval arithmetic.
There was nothing unstated; our goal was to have success which comes
from gaining consensus before blasting papers out. No amount of arm-
twisting got things moving towards consensus.
Having watched the dualing papers of the various BIT camps (just to
name a single example of many) made that seem an entirely
Keith H. Bierman khbkhb at gmail.com
<speaking for myself*> Copyright 2007
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