"field width is too small" warning

"field width is too small" warning

How do people feel about the "field width is too small" warning, as currently implemented? I find it slightly annoying that:

write(*,'(f3.1)') 1.0

triggers: "Warning... The field width is too small for the number of fractional digits"

Well, no it isn't. It would be if the argument were negative, but otherwise it's fine.
"field width MAY be too small" would be more accurate, though probably equally annoying! I can't find a "-warn" option to disable just this form of warning.

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Hmm. First, you get this warning only if you have asked for standards checking. I can't find a justification for this warning in the standard, though I suppose one could argue that if the value were negative, you'd have a problem. Still, this is not the type of thing that the compiler is required to detect, and it does seem a bit aggressive to me. I'll see what others here think.

Steve - Intel Developer Support

The opinion around here is that the warning is appropriate.

Steve - Intel Developer Support

OK, thanks for considering this.

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