(j3.2006) Fw: a question on MERGE and expression evaluation

Jim Xia jimxia
Thu Nov 18 21:35:55 EST 2010

> Jim Xia writes:
> > But I'm afraid there will be users picking 12.5.3 as an evidence 
> that standard 
> > mandate the evaluation
> This has not been a problem in the last 50 years, why should it 
> suddenly become 
> one now.

Fortran didn't have the IEEE intrinsic module 50 years ago.  It starts to 
appear in Fortran standard only after year 2004, when F03 was published. 
And F03 compilers are available for no more than 3 years.


Jim Xia

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