American National Standards Insititute: X3J3 Fortran Committee

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The Minutes of the ANSI X3J3 Committee cover the period 1968 to the developmentof FORTRAN 77 (up to 1977-8). The document titles are followed by a documentnumber. The collection comprises:

  • 7th meeting, USASI WG X3.4.3B Fortran, 4-5 April 1968, X3.4.3B/7;
  • 8th meeting, 6-7 June 1968, 9;
  • 9th meeting, 12-14 September 1968, 10;
  • 9th meeting, USASI WG X3.4.3 Fortran, 22 January 1969, X3.4.3/ 6;
  • 10th meeting, 24-26 March 1969, 7;
  • 11th meeting, 5-7 June 1969, 10;
  • 12th meeting, USASI TG X3.4.3 Fortran, 28-30 July 1969, 12;
  • 14th meeting, ANSC TG X3.4.3 Fortran 4-6 December 1969, 15;
  • 15th meeting, 12-14 February 1970, 16;
  • 16th meeting, 6-8 April 1970 17;
  • 17th meeting, 4-6 June 1970, 18;
  • 18th meeting, 20-22 July 1970, 19;
  • 25th meeting, X3J3 Fortran, 22-24 September 1971, X3J3/30;
  • 26th meeting, 18-20 November 1971, 31;
  • 27th meeting, 24-26 January 1972, 33;
  • 28th meeting, 22-25 March 1972, 34;
  • 29th meeting, 5-7 June 1972, 35;
  • 30th meeting, 26-28 July 1972, 36;
  • 31st meeting, 20-23 September 1972, 37;
  • Collection of X3J3, Approved items, 38;
  • 32nd meeting, X3J3 Fortran, 15-18 November 1972, 39;
  • 33rd meeting, 15-17 January 1973, X3J3/40;
  • Reorganisation of X3J3, Working Group & Operational Guidelines, 41;
  • 34th meeting, X3J3 Fortran, 12-15 March 1973, X3H3/42;
  • 35th meeting, 15-18 May 1973, 43;
  • 36th meeting, 9-12 July 1973, 45;
  • 37th meeting, 11-14 September 1973, 46;
  • 38th meeting, 13-16 November 1973, 47;
  • 39th meeting, 14-17 January 1974, 49;
  • 40th meeting, 11-14 March 1974, 50;
  • 41st meeting, 20-23 May 1974, 52;
  • 42nd meeting, 8-12 July 1974, 54;
  • 43rd meeting, 3-7 September 1974, 55;
  • 44th meeting, 19-22 November 1974, 57;
  • 45th meeting, 6-10 January 1975, 59;
  • 46th meeting, 10-13 March 1975, 62;
  • Letter Ballot 63;
  • Straw Letter Ballot 64;
  • 47th meeting of X3J3 Fortran, 9-13 June 1975, X3J3/66;
  • 48th meeting, 7-11 July 1975, 68;
  • 49th meeting, 25-29 August 1975, 70;
  • 50th meeting, 7-10 October 1975, 74;
  • 51st meeting, 8-12 December 1975, 77;
  • 52nd meeting, 10-12 February 1976, 79;
  • 53rd meeting, 31 March-2 April 1976, 80;
  • 54th meeting, 12-15 July 1976, 83;
  • 55th meeting, 20-23 September 1976, 84;
  • 56th meeting, 15-19 November 1976, 85;
  • 56th Supplement 86;
  • 57th meeting, 10-13 January 1977, 87;
  • 58th meeting, 7-11 March 1977, 89;
  • 59th meeting, 23-27 May 1977, 92;
  • ANS X3.9 Fortran Revision and Final Report, 93;
  • Comments on Fortran Revision and Final Report 94;
  • 60th meeting, X3J3 Fortran, 3-6 October 1977, 96;
  • Discussion papers for Fortran 82, 98;
  • 61st meeting, X3J3 Fortran, 9-12 January 1978, 99;
  • 61st meeting, X3J3 Fortran Supplement, 100;
  • Fortran 77 questions and answers, 101;
  • 62nd meeting, X3J3 Fortran, 13-16 March 1978, 102;
  • 62nd Supplement 103;
  • 63rd meeting, 8-11 May 1978, 104;
  • 63rd Supplement 105;
  • 64th meeting, 1-4 August 1978, 106;
  • 64th Supplement, 107;
  • 65th meeting, 16-19 October 1978, 108;
  • 65th Supplement, 109;
  • Selected papers from ISO/TC97/SC5 Fortran Experts meeting, London, 112;
  • 66th meeting of X3J3 Fortran, 8-12 January 1979, 113;
  • 66th Supplement, 114;
  • 67th meeting, 12-16 March 1979, 115;
  • 67th Supplement, 116;
  • 68th meeting, 7-11 May 1979, 117;
  • 68th Supplement, 118;
  • 69th meeting, 30 July-3 August 1979, 119;
  • 70th meeting, 15-19 October 1979, 121;
  • 70th Supplement, 122;
  • 71st meeting, 7-11 January 1980, 124;
  • 71st Supplement, 125;
  • 72nd meeting, 10-14 March 1980, 126;
  • 72nd Supplement, 127;
  • 73rd meeting, 12-16 May 1980, 128;
  • 73rd Supplement, 129;
  • 74th meeting, 11-15 August 1980, 130;
  • 74th Supplement, 131;
  • 75th meeting, 13-17 October 1980, 132;
  • 75th Supplement, 133;
  • 76th meeting, 12-16 January 1981, 134;
  • 76th Supplement,135;
  • 77th meeting, 16-20 March 1981, 136;
  • 77th Supplement, 137;
  • 78th meeting, 11-15 May 1981, 138;
  • 78th Supplement, 139;
  • 79th meeting, 10-14 August 1981, 140;
  • 79th Supplement, 141;
  • 80th meeting, 2-6 November 1981, 142;
  • 80th Supplement, 143;
  • 81st meeting, 8-12 February 1982, 144;
  • 81st Supplement, 145;
  • 82nd meeting, 10-14 May 1982, 146;
  • 82nd Supplement, 147;
  • 83rd meeting, 9-13 August 1982, 149;
  • 84th meeting, 8-12 November 1982 150
  • 84th Supplement, 152;
  • 85th meeting, 7-11 February 1983, 153;
  • 85th Supplement, 154;
  • 86th meeting, 9-13 May 1983, 155;
  • 86th Supplement, 156;
  • 87th meeting, 8-12 August 1983, 157;
  • 87th Supplement, 158;
  • 88th meeting, 14-18 November 1983, 159;
  • 88th Supplement, 160;
  • 89th meeting, 6-10 February 1984, 161;
  • 89th Supplement, 162;
  • 90th meeting, 7-10 May 1984, 164;
  • 90th Supplement, 165;
  • 91st meeting, 6-10 August 1984, 166;
  • 91st Supplement, 167;
  • 92nd meeting, 12-19 November 1984, 168;
  • 92nd Supplement, 169;
  • 93rd meeting, 11-15 February 1985, 170;
  • 93rd Supplement, 171;
  • 94th meeting, 6-10 May 1985, 173;
  • 95th meeting, 8-12 July 1985, 176;
  • 95th Predistribution, 177;
  • Minutes of SC22/WG5 Fortran, 1-4 July 1985, 179;
  • 96th meeting of X3J3 Fortran, 9-13 September 1985, 180;
  • 96th Predistribution, 181;
  • 97th meeting, 11-15 November 1985, 183;
  • 97th Predistribution, 184;
  • 98th meeting, 20-24 January 1986, 186;
  • 98th Predistribution, 187;
  • 99th meeting, 7-11 April 1986, 189;
  • 99th Predistribution, 190;
  • 100th meeting, 16-20 June 1986, 193;
  • 100th Predistribution, 194.

Administrative / Biographical History

FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslating System) was devised in about 1954 by a team led by JohnW. Backus at the IBM Watson Scientific Laboratory at Columbia University. It was the first of the major high level programming languages. It was released commercially in 1957. FORTRAN has been continually updated and remains the language of choice for scientific and industrial programming at the beginning of the 21st century.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

David T. Muxworthy (University of Edinburgh).

Bibliography

Richard L. Wexelblat, History of Programming Languages (New York, 1981).