At the August 2017 JTC 1/SC 22 Plenary in London, UK, Steve Lionel (US) was appointed Convenor of WG5 Fortran, succeeding John Reid (UK) who had held the position since 1999. SC22 expressed "deep gratitude and thanks" to John, as do all of us on WG5, for his outstanding leadership over 18 years and the development of three revisions to the standard.
At the joint meeting of J3 and WG5 in Garching, 26-30 June, all the comments on the CD draft of the revision of the standard were considered and the associated edits were made. Responses to the comments are detailed in N2133 and the revised draft is N2137. The second CD ballot on the revision is based on this draft. It commenced on 11 July and terminates on 6 September. Votes are by national bodies so comments should be submitted through national bodies.
The most significant changes concerned the CHANGE TEAM construct. In the revised draft, there is no requirement for all the images of the current team to execute as members of new teams. Also, if the team-value in the CHANGE TEAM statement is a variable, its value is not permitted to be altered during the exection of the CHANGE TEAM construct. Beyond these, the technical changes involved corrections of ambiguities and inconsistencies that were not anticipated when the features were adopted, and there were editorial changes.
WG5 now has its own web site, wg5-fortran.org! It is mobile-friendly and SSL-enabled. WG5 is grateful to Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) for hosting WG5 content for so many years. All future WG5 content will be found here.
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