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