(j3.2006) [ukfortran] (SC22WG5.4347) Good news for the Fortran 2003 standard

Toon Moene toon
Sat Nov 6 11:47:47 EDT 2010


N.M. Maclaren wrote:

> I rather wonder what they want that isn't there, and suspect that they
> may be using several extremely tricky and non-portable C++ features
> without realising just how problematic they are.  As usual, the gotcha
> is that the problems don't show up in toy programs :-(

That was my first thought, too - when a researcher at my institute 
described that it was only "straightforward" in C++.

However, I then attended a talk by one of the people who actually worked 
on it  - and from that talk it seemed they only used run-of-the-mill 
object oriented programming features of C++.

Unfortunately, the only way forward would be to study the code - and I 
do not have time to do that ...

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