(j3.2006) Asymmetry of REAL, CMPLX intrinsics
Mon Jan 7 19:21:28 EST 2008
Van Snyder wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 18:34 -0500, Dan Nagle wrote:
>> In any case, now is not the time.
>> I'm opposed to adding new features to f08,
>> we ought to be thinking of what,
>> of the little things other than co-arrays,
>> could be removed.
> 1. The original letter said "now is probably not the time."
> 2. Why make work for ourselves and the editor by throwing out stuff
> that's already developed? Let's focus on getting what we have done
External activities (or lack thereof) could prompt the removal of a
feature. Ditching the radix argument to ieee_selected_real_kind is a
candidate since there is no relevant IEEE document to reference. Also,
it seemed that the discussion of the new special functions might be
incomplete. However, overall, I agree with Van's comment. Deliberately
looking for things to exclude was the task a while ago; now the focus
should be on polish and integration.
I do find Dan's characterization of co-arrays as a "little thing"
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