(j3.2006) J3 Fortran interp letter ballot #17 - due 25-Jul-2008

Van Snyder van.snyder
Fri Jul 25 04:40:39 EDT 2008

Malcolm Cohen wrote:
> General Comment:
> Contrary to Van's position, I believe we should be silent on whether
> F2008 will or will not have a new feature that would alter the
> answer of any interp. These interpretation requests are all
> specifically being answered in the context of Fortran 2003. Adding
> some partial premature information to some answers could mislead the
> reader into thinking we will never change the others in a future
> standard: it just ain't so.

This position was proposed in my comments on YES votes.  I assume 
interpretations for which there are no NO votes pass as balloted, and 
comments on YES votes are meaningful only if there are NO votes and the 
answer needs to be rewritten.  So if there are not any NO votes on those 
interepretations, they ought to pass unaltered.



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