Fortran Monthly Call: April 2022

Dear all,

It’s again time to organise our next monthly call which will be in the week of Arpil 18-22; please see the following doodle poll to mark your availability:

Doodle: Fortran Monthly Call: April 2022

The final time slot will be selected and announced on the evening (European time) of Monday April 11, please complete the poll before then .

If there are specific topics or issues you would like to raise, even if you are unable to attend the call, please post them in the thread here.

As usual, we will record this call and make it available online.

All the best,


Our next monthly call will be on Friday, April 22 at 5:0 pm UTC .

10:00 - 11:00 PDT (California)
18:00 - 19:00 GMT (London)
19:00 - 20:00 CET (Central Europe)

As previously, the meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

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Out of curiosity, what are these meetings mostly about? And can the wider fortran Lang audience join/propose potential discussion topics?

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Much of it has been about improving Fortran-lang projects and processes, but people have been demoing their projects as well. I’d like to see more of those. Calls are casual and free-form and anybody is welcome to discuss anything Fortran-related. There’s no formal reviewing and approving of the agenda–if you’d like to discuss/demo a project of yours, just write in this thread and it will get on the agenda.

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Okay awesome, thanks a lot for the clarification.

At some point I would like to discuss the potential improvements/missing features for VS Code’s Modern Fortran and how could we use the extension as a testbed for existing Fortran-lang projects.

For the latter I have some ideas such as adding build support for fpm, or offering newly created projects to use stdlib. Probably, there are a lot more things that VS Code could be used for and I would be interested in finding out how they can help Fortran-lang grow as an organisation.

However, realistically, I don’t think the extension will have been transferred to Fortran-lang by April 22 since Microsoft is taking a considerable amount of time to respond to queries, so this discussion might have to wait until May.


I’ve done this twice now. Once for Visual Studio, and once for Atom. I would be happy to provide any insights I’ve gleaned in doing so, and what improvements I’d make if you’d be willing to create a similar plugin for VSCode.

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My idea was to incorporate it into the VS Code extension similar to cmake (which I have yet to do). Your help would be greatly appreciated. If you want to join the development of the VS Code extension please ping one of the admins here

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Consider a subscription to the mailing list. Then, your are going to be informed about newsletters by an internet link sent to you, too. Previous newsletters (which include video recordings of the monthly calls) are preserved in the section news of

I will be travelling on Friday evening and won’t be able to join the meeting.

Anyway, feel free to propose items for the agenda.

Just an astronomer’s two cents: GMT=UTC. 17:00 UTC/GMT is 18:00 BST (London, British Summer Time) or 19:00 CEST (Central Europe Summer Time)

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If there are no topics to discuss, I suggest postponing the meeting til next month.

At least the Modern Fortran VS Code extension was on the agenda, if I read the thread correctly.

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Also, if nothing else comes up, I would like to discuss some project releases:

As well as ways to encourage maintainers to make releases (since I’ve been making most releases lately).

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Here is another, minor, point for the agenda: more tutorials? And if so, what tutorials? I have in mind one on code coverage - not very difficult, but still you need to know the right steps and they differ per compiler.

Could we defer the VS Code Modern Fortran discussion until next month? I have a last minute, in person :tada: meeting and I will be out of office without access to my computer.

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The recording of the call is now up: