(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3636) [ukfortran] [Fwd: Preparing for the Tokyo meeting]

Michael Ingrassia michaeli
Thu Nov 6 16:35:35 EST 2008

> 1.) there are people assume compiler will 
>only support coarray (i.e. abandon serial Fortran) if coarrays are kept in 
>F08.  It's rather a disturbing argument.

But there's a difference between "support coarray"  (Cray already does)
and "support standard coarray" (implies a feature that multiple vendors/users
have agreed to, for which a complete and stable specification exists, with
an expectation that users can portably move codes across vendors).
The goal is to make the hard decisions that smooth over differences between
vendors to get a standard feature.   That's the prize that makes
building a coarray implementation worthwhile for both users and vendors.

	--Michael I. 

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