(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5397) [ukfortran] Straw vote on draft DTS

N.M. Maclaren nmm1
Thu Dec 11 15:49:51 EST 2014

On Dec 11 2014, Van Snyder wrote:
>If the provision in the Introduction that "the semantics and syntax
>specified by this Technical Specification be included in the next
>revision of ISO/IEC 1539-1 without change" were removed, or the caveat
>"changes are needed to achieve proper integration" were weakened to
>allow whatever substantive technical changes are necessary to address
>unforeseen problems, I would vote to approve the TS.

That was one of my comments on a previous draft.  I lost.

>Otherwise, I fear it has the potential to require an avalanch of

Oh, I can assure you that isn't the problem - it has the potential to
kill Fortran except for extreme HPC use on specialist HPC systems.
If it includes a feature that is attractive but not practically usable,
a LOT of users will use it, find it doesn't work, and say that Fortran
doesn't work.

Nick Maclaren.

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