(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5766) Counter argument to the "slow down" sentiment

Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Sat Jul 9 18:05:13 EDT 2016

In a message on comp-fortran-90, a correspondent made this remark:

        Unless and until the pace of change can be accelerated and newer
        and better features can be introduced quickly and made
        available, keep in mind this all appears rather moot for

I understand the part about "and made available" depends upon available
resources, and each vendor's priorities.  But if we delay specifying new
features, they don't get implemented at all, rather than being
implemented slowly and at different times by each vendor.  I prefer to
have the specs laid down in the standard, not waiting in the wings until
every vendor agrees the feature would be near the top of their
individual customer-base priority list.

I work for an organization whose motto is "Dare Mighty Things."  If we
don't dare anything, we don't accomplish anything.

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