(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3794) [ukfortran] Ballot on the technical content of the TR
Tue Dec 9 13:18:50 EST 2008
On Tuesday 09 December 2008 03:40, N.M. Maclaren wrote:
> N1761 matches existing practice only if your implementation matches
> N1761, and we have had at least two vendors say that it doesn't match
> theirs. You have provided no evidence that it matches the majority of
We have gone over a list of vendors, their descriptors, and argument
passing conventions, to the best of our knowledge, in Interop
subrgroup, when you were NOT there. Sorry, I understand it is
frustrating to have other's work that you dislike being sent to you for
vote, but believe me, it is more frustrating for someone to come to us
2 years after the fact and tell us that our design, which was done to
match the original WG5 mandate, and tell us:
a) I want completely new functionality
b) I can do it soo much better
Just do it then and send a complete TR draft to us, please.
> The vast bulk of N1761 doesn't help even existing MPI, let alone help
> MPI to provide a real Fortran 2003 interface.
Craig was the official Fortran representative on the MPI-3 group, and
has even attended some of their meetings. I don't think anyone is
really authorized to comment on the whole "community" and
give "representative" proposals. We try to do our best, that's all.
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