Directions and Trends in FORTRAN (Abstract)
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Work is currently underway by the X3J3 Committee of the American National Standards Institute to draft new proposals for the future ANSI FORTRAN Standard. These proposals include a model architecture for the language containing: a core language module, a language extension module and an obsolete features module as well as application area support modules. In addition new extensions are being provided in the language for data structures, array processing, name management and internal procedures among other extensions. This paper reports on the current status of these draft proposals and the expected trends and directions these proposals are taking.