[J3] [EXTERNAL] Fortran annex to 24772 and the work with WG23 on "Guidance to Avoiding Vulnerabilities in Programming Languages through Language Selection and Use"

Bill Long longb at cray.com
Thu Jan 23 17:32:54 EST 2020

> On Jan 23, 2020, at 2:31 PM, Van Snyder via J3 <j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2020-01-23 at 13:04 -0500, Vipul Parekh via J3 wrote:
>> -  Fortran standard has "obsolescent" and "deleted" but not
>> "deprecated'.
> When the use of the term was first introduced during the development of
> Fortran 90, somebody commented "Please don't deprecate anything."  When
> I get up in the morning I shave, shower, and deprecate."

Fascinating bit of history.  Thanks for sharing.  

I would note that the MPI group does use the “deprecated” term in their spec.  (I’ll pass on expounding on any parallels…)

As long as everyone understands what “obsolescent” means, I think we are OK.


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