Fortran Monthly Call: July 2021

Dear all,

It’s again time to organise our next monthly call which will be in the week of July 19-23; please see the following doodle poll to mark your availability:

Doodle: Fortran Monthly Call: July 2021

The final time slot will be selected and announced on the evening (European time) of Sunday July 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,



Don’t forget to mark your availability, as well as items for the agenda!

I have two points I want to add to the agenda:

  1. maintainers for the core projects (stdlib, fpm, …)
  2. Fortran-lang contributions to FortranCon 2021

Our next monthly call will be on Tuesday, July 20 at 17:00 UTC .

10:00 - 11:00 PDT (California)
18:00 - 19:00 EST (London)
19:00 - 20:00 CEST (Central Europe)

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

Please continue to use this thread for topics you would like discussed at the meeting.
A Zoom invitation will follow soon.

Note: Anyone who is interested is welcome to join!


I would like to propose:


Here is the current agenda:

1. Maintainers for the Fortran-lang projects (stdlib, fpm,...) (@awvwgk)
2. Fortran-lang contributions to FortranCon 2021 (@awvwgk)
3. Rewritting fypp in Fortran (@certik)

Don’t hesitate to add some items, if appropriate.

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Thank you all, here’s the Zoom link for today’s meeting:

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Re: point #2, I’ll be on the call today to ask/answer questions about stdlib’s talk

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Some quick (incomplete) notes:

  1. Maintainers Fortran-lang projects
  • Time is usually an issue
  • Coordinators/maintainers could be mentioned
  • Many people interested in reviewing but don’t know how
  • Provide some guidance
  • Classifying PR (e.g., “physics”, “generic programming”,…) might help reviewers to find their interests ==> use more tags on PR
  • Possible issue: * PR are very/too specialised; * large PRs; * Lack of energy/time to review; * high interest to submit PRs.
  • Perhaps better to follow the proposed workflow
  • Discussion can continue in here and here
  1. FortranCon 2021
  • Slot: Sept. 24, 1h45
  • 3 talks: fpm, stdlib, lfortran (12 +3 minutes talk each) + talks for all students (5 minutes talk?)
  • fpm speaker: @awvwgk
  • stdlib speaker: @nshaffer
  • lfortran speaker: @certik
  • One topic at a time (main talk followed by students)
  • Abstracts on Fortran-lang repo (to be submitted before August 1)
  • @awvwgk propose to collect the abstracts
  • Mentors should probably take the lead for the students ’ projects
  1. Fortran Fypp?
  • Do we have enough people to do that?

Sorry I couldn’t make the call. Regarding fypp, I think a subset that we actually use in stdlib is doable and we can attempt it later as part of LFortran. It would not be in Fortran (it would be in C++), but it could be rewritten in later to Fortran also.

Here’s the recording of the call:

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