What do you want to learn about Fortran?

Hi guys,

I’m trying to get ideas for content to create - videos, blog posts, etc. - that would be helpful for you.

What are some things you struggle with?
What kinds of things would you like explained?
What do you want to know how to do?

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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In order of priority:

  1. C-interop, specifically what are some weird, non-obvious, and powerful things you can do, as well as improvements in F2018;
  2. Working with legacy FORTRAN, especially FORTRAN IV and earlier, and vendor extensions. Especially the esoteric, inscrutable stuff;
  3. Fortran history, specifically what were computers like in the 50’s and 60’s, what was it like to be a Fortran programmer back then, early programming languages that were influenced by Fortran, and similar;
  4. Abstract derived types.
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I can almost certainly do some stuff on abstract derived types. The rest I think I’ll have to do a bit of research myself. Thanks for ideas.

Pointer semantics, and use cases for when a pointer is to be preferred over an allocatable.

Seconding Milan’s request for C interop.

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Yesterday I received a question about a strange problem that turned to be due to the difference between pointers and allocatables.

I would like to volunteer to at least contribute to this :).

Would you be willing to have a discussion on Monday or Tuesday?

Eitherday would be fine with me.