(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.4640) Part 2 of the standard

David Muxworthy d.muxworthy
Wed Mar 14 07:46:50 EDT 2012

On 13 Mar 2012 John Reid wrote:

> I promised at Garching to look into the conversion to Fortran 2003 of the procedures of the varying length strings module that are not included in Part 1 of the Standard. These are the I/O procedures GET, PUT and PUT_LINE and the substring manipulation procedures EXTRACT, INSERT, REMOVE, REPLACE, and INSERT.

This was undertaken in the context that provision of an updated module would allow withdrawal of the standard.  Since then we have had the results of the systematic review of the standard (11 confirm, 2 stabilize, 19 abstain) so formally the standard is confirmed until the next review in 2016.

The review also showed that a surprising number of countries (7) have national standards identical to the ISO one and five answered 'yes' to: "Is this International Standard used in your country without national adoption or are products used in your country based on this standard?".

It would seem best for WG5 to do nothing more for the time being.


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