(j3.2006) Fwd: [fortran] Groups - Ballot opened: "PL22.3 votes to Approve with Comments for SC22 N5191 - ISO/IEC CD 1539-1"

Bill Long longb
Mon Apr 17 10:54:05 EDT 2017

On Apr 16, 2017, at 11:17 PM, Van Snyder <van.snyder at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> Bill wants a pointless special-purpose widget for which more general
> mechanisms already exists.  I haven't seen a technical reason for this
> pointlessly redundant feature that only burdens developers.

Absolutely false, Van, and you know it.  The developers WANT this feature because the current situation is too hard to deal with.   And it was not my feature.  I was not the original proposer, and it was approved by /Data subgroup, J3, and WG5 as a whole. 

In my original reply I gave you completely reasonable reasons for the feature.  Your response was an unacceptable tirade.  It is now clear to me why people do not reply to you. 


Bill Long                                                                       longb at cray.com
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