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Revision of of the Fortran Standard (ISO/IEC 1539-1:1997)

NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards)


Doc. No.: PR/98-023
Reply to: Deborah J. Donovan at

NCITS Announces the Approval of a Project Proposal
Revision of the Fortran standard (ISO 1539-1:1997)

Washington D.C., April 1998 - NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards) announces approval of this new project being developed within Technical Committee, J3, Programming Language Fortran. The reference number for this project is 966-I.

The scope of this draft standard is the development and maintenance of ISO/IEC Fortran programming language standards. The unofficial name of the revised language is Fortran 2000.

Inquiries regarding this [project 966-I] should be sent to the Chairman of J3, Mr. Tony Warnock, Los Alamos National Lab, M/S B265 C-3, PO BOX 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545. Email :

The next meeting of J3 is May 25-29, 1998 in Terre Haute, IN. All organizations and individuals who are materially or directly affected are invited to participate.

An initial call for possible patents and other pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is now being issued. Please submit information on these issues to the NCITS Secretariat at 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005. Email: FAX: (202) 638-4922.