[J3] [SC22WG5.6371] Kickstarting proposals for F202Y features

Van Snyder van.snyder at sbcglobal.net
Sat Apr 23 21:32:31 UTC 2022

On Sat, 2022-04-23 at 16:26 -0400, Steve Lionel via J3 wrote:
> Back in 2019, Ondrej, Zach and Gary started a "Fortran Proposals"
> Github repository (https://github.com/j3-fortran/fortran_proposals),
> which I envisioned as serving as an "incubator" for features that
> might be considered in future revisions. A few months ago I asked
> Ondrej to compile a list, organized by clause, of the entries
> submitted to date, and this is now available. Some of these are
> detailed with lots of discussion and some are more abstract concepts.
> Quite a few of these have been proposed and declined for earlier
> revisions, but it's always worth taking a second look. Some are
> already in F2023.

I sent Ondrej my long-running "wishlist," which was first ignored at
the 2001 London meeting. Many of the items in a later version found
their way to the github list, but many did not. The current version is

> Please look over the list
> (https://gitlab.com/fortran-lang/github_stats/-/wikis/j3-04232022)
> and click through for details on proposals that catch your eye. I'd
> also encourage additional comments on proposals if you have them.
> I'd like to do at the July meeting what we did for F202x
> (coincidentally, also in Boulder) - have each attendee (including
> virtual) come up with a list of five features you'd like considered.
> These can come from the Github list, your own concepts, or anywhere
> else. Subgroups will then offer opinions on each and rank them. 
> This is just the start of the process, but we will have the advantage
> of many of the ideas already being discussed and evaluated. I also
> need to go through the papers list and make sure we include features
> that were marked "deferred" or "out-of-order". I expect that other
> ideas will come in over the next year. Of course, Generics will be a
> big part of this.
> Thanks for all your hard work to get us to the endgame of F2023,
> despite the setbacks of a global pandemic. I'm proud of what we have
> accomplished.
> Steve

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