(j3.2006) Liaison to IFIP WG 2.5

Keith Bierman khbkhb
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  
> and
> 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  
> papers,

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  
uninteresting approach.

Keith H. Bierman   khbkhb at gmail.com
<speaking for myself*> Copyright 2007

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