(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5707) Report to WG5 from UK

John Reid John.Reid
Sat May 21 14:18:38 EDT 2016

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                                           ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG5-N2104

                      BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION                  

          UK National Activity Report presented to the meeting of
      ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG5(Fortran), Boulder, CO, on June 6 - 10, 2016

Membership and meetings
The BSI Fortran Panel conducts its business by email.  It has gained
one member and lost one during the past year so that, including
observers, there are still 17 members twelve of whom have been
registered in JTC1's Global Directory of Working Group members.

Unfortunately Lawrie Schonfelder has felt obliged to resign because of
ill health.  Lawrie was for a long time a very active member of the
panel and of WG5.  He has also been a member of X3J3, project editor
of Part 2 of the Fortran standard, and a member and chairman of IST/5,
the BSI counterpart to SC22.

During the past year the principal activity of members of the panel
has been participation in the various ongoing discussions in WG5,
including those on interpretations and the fourth Corrigendum.

JTC1 and SC22 ballots
The UK voted 'confirm' in the systematic review of the Fortran 2008

Price of Standards
BSI sells the national version of the Fortran 2008 standard for ?450.
ISO sells its version for CHF 198 and ANSI sells the US national
version for $60.  This anomaly has been brought to the attention of
BSI with the suggestion that a lower price would increase distribution
and awareness of the standard.

The BSI Fortran Panel gratefully acknowledges financial support from
the British Computer Society Membership Board towards members'
attendance at standards meetings during 2015-2016.

David Muxworthy
BSI IST/5/-/5 (Fortran) Convenor
May 21, 2016

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