(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.4345) Good news for the Fortran 2003 standard

Tobias Burnus burnus
Thu Nov 4 08:51:25 EDT 2010

On 11/04/2010 12:26 PM, John Reid wrote:
> WG5,
> I gave a talk on Fortran 2008 at a meeting at ECMWF yesterday. Ahead 
> of me was a talk by Dave Norton of The Portland Group. Among other 
> things, he said that they plan to support the whole of Fortran 2003 
> next year.

Kudos to the Portland Group! By the way, his slides are available at 

Given that also other vendors come closer to having all Fortran 2003 
features implemented and (well) tested by early-adopting users, it seems 
that one can really start using all of Fortran 2003. (Especially since 
some vendors already have Fortran 2003 compilers, though some bugs only 
are found when the number of users grows.)


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