(j3.2006) Units of measurement in Fortran

Keith Bierman khbkhb
Thu Apr 21 17:55:11 EDT 2011

Well you'll note their big bang was 2006 and five years later they don't seem to have much traction

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On Apr 21, 2011, at 3:41 PM, Van Snyder <Van.Snyder at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-04-20 at 22:06 -0700, Keith Bierman wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 12:21 AM, Van Snyder <van.snyder at jpl.nasa.gov>
>> wrote:
>>        I was an official reviewer for DoD-1, which became Ada.  I
>>        tried in about 1981-1983 to convince DoD to include units in
>>        Strawman, then in Woodenman, then in Tinman, then in Steelman,
>>        then in Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue, then in Ada when it
>>        finally had a name.  Colonel Whittaker said "Huh?"...
>> http://labs.oracle.com/projects/plrg/faq/index.html
>> But it's obviously not Fortran.next
> Interesting.  It seems that Fortress has incorporated, and is being
> praised for incorporating, at least two things that I have been
> advocating for Fortran for a very long time: physical units and
> dimensions (although this is not entirely a static problem), and
> explicit fork-join constructs.
> It seems that the thundering herd of "new" ideas is poised once again to
> leave Fortran in the dust.
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