(j3.2006) Optional parts of programming languages
Thu Aug 23 20:07:54 EDT 2007
Aleksandar Donev wrote:
> Robert Corbett wrote:
>>Of course, the existing Fortran standard has significant optional parts.
>>All of Chapter 14 is optional.
> Wrong! The functionality of it is optional, because it depends on
> hardware support. But the syntax (which is trivial here because it is
> just a module) must be recongnized by the compiler and processed
Section 14 of the standard states:
Whether the modules are provided is processor dependent.
That saounds optional to me. I would be glad to have co-arrays
added to the language on that basis.
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