(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3614) Preparing for the Tokyo meeting

David Muxworthy d.muxworthy
Mon Nov 3 06:01:06 EST 2008

On 31 Oct 2008, at 16:24 UTC, Bill Long wrote:

> They need to accept that they have lost and discontinue their rants.

and on 31 Oct 2008, at 17:08 UTC, John Wallin wrote:

> I certainly expected this discussion was over and that this decision
> had already been made.

That is not how the game is played. Those votes were taken in WG5.  We
have just had the SC22 ballot on the CD when each member country tries
to get as wide a view as possible from its interested population and
feeds that back to SC22.  This is the opportunity for 'the world' to
say what it thinks of the Fortran CD.  Absolutely any aspect of the CD
may be commented upon.  It is not simply another vote in a series of
votes taken within WG5.

SC22 then passes the comments to WG5 for decision, which should be
based on technical argument, not on earlier voting history.


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