WG5 met at the BCS London meeting rooms, 3-7 August. As well as responding to the comments on the draft TS (see previous item), WG5 finalized the choice of features for the next revision of the standard, see N2073. The additional features are all very small, in accord with the policy of adding only features that address deficiencies and discrepancies in Fortran 2008. For the complete set of additions, see N2078. Since the technical content is now fixed, it was decided that the language should be known informally as Fortran 2015.
It was decided that a fourth Corrigendum to Fortran should be completed as soon as possible after the current WG5 straw ballot on interpretations, see N2061, finishes on 24 August. A fifth Corrigendum will be prepared early in 2016.
Editorial work has started on the Fortran 2015 standard, but there is much left to do, and it is not expected that a draft will be ready to submit to SC22 for country voting until March 2017. After this, a number of formal stages have to be passed, which should lead to publication in July 2018. For more details of the schedule, see N2070.
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