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Re: Reusing an interface for procedure-type arguments

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robin <[log in to unmask]>

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Fortran 90 List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 23 Aug 2010 23:47:14 +1000

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From: "Van Snyder" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, 7 August 2010 5:16 AM

> On Thu, 2010-08-05 at 19:14 -0700, Vivek Rao wrote:
>> Especially someone who has proposed many features in Fortran 2008
>> should be aware that several compiler vendors have decided not to
>> produce compilers beyond Fortran 95 (except for some TR's).
>> Silverfrost is one example. Lahey, which allied with Fujitsu, is
>> another. Maybe someone can comment about Pathscale.
> 
> I was told by Fujitsu, by way of Lahey, that they had no plans for
> development of the 32-bit Linux product, and this included maintenance.
> My questions about their 64-bit Linux product, or Windows products, or
> products for Fujitsu supercomputers, were greeted with silence.
> 
> Fujitsu, Silverfrost, Pathscale and Absoft do not participate in Fortran
> standardization, or this mailing list as far as I can tell.  Perhaps
> Vivek could convince them to tell Ian Chivers their plans.
> 
>> Fortran 2008 has been finalized, right?
> 
> Yes, two years ago.

Isn't the working draft dated August 2009 ?

>  That's why it's called "Fortran 2008" instead of
> "Fortran 2010."
> 
>> The committee should restrict itself to maintenance mode until full
>> F2008 compilers are available.
> 
> Why?  With the exception of coarrays, Fortran 2008 was essentially a
> maintenance project.

That may be so, but compiler manufacturers have not caught up with
F2003.

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