as the lengthy discussion in c.l.f. indicated there is interest in having decimal support. the arguments were only about whether it shud be added as a data type
(as I argued)or as a data kind.
pls bring this new ieee draft format to the attention of your developers. If intel fortran were given this feature it would create quite a CHASM between the new
intel fortran and its competitors that would be hard for them to close, PLUS would draw media attention at time of release, "Fortran finally does decimal calculations"