Readers of “Modern Fortran Explained” (MFE) will know that the latest
edition consists of 18 leading chapters that describe the language as
defined by the Fortran 2008 standard, followed by four additional chapters
that describe the additional features contained in Fortran 2018. In
principle, given that Fortran 2018 compilers are gradually appearing on the
market, it would be possible to envisage a Revised Edition in which Fortran
2018 is fully integrated into the rest of the book, giving a uniform
presentation. However, this would represent a non-trivial amount of work for the authors, and entail a significant cost for the publisher.
It’s difficult for us to assess what views existing or potential readers
might have, but if any c.l.f. subscribers have strong opinions, one way or
the other, I’d be happy to pass them on.
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