just a few things to say in addition to what john said :-
i'm doing research for a university.
my research consists of RESEARCH THEORY, and FORTRAN PROGRAMMING.
for several reasons, i'm only doing this research 2-3 days per week.
hence, i'm not "doing" fortran programming full-time.
in fact, in a post i made in this forum earlier this year, i mentioned that i can be away from my computer for literally days at a time.
anyway, i have to try to get as much of my research done in those 2-3 days.
as such, i can't really "afford" to spend a lot of time mucking around with problems with my FORTRAN PROGRAMMING.
i've been visiting this forum for about 1 year now.
i've only made a few posts myself.
but, i also view most of the other "new" posts in this forum quite regularly.
i also search "old" posts, whenever i have a FORTRAN PROGRAMMING problem that might have already been discussed.
anyway, it's easy to see that, at least 9 times out of 10, you (steve) and the other staff at intel (e.g. annalee) are involved in obtaining a "solution" to each of these posts (both "new" and "old").
so, thanks to all of this feedback provided by you (steve) -- as well as all of the other staff at intel, and the other forum 'users' out there -- the time i have spent so far on my FORTRAN PROGRAMMING problems has been minimal.
so yeah, many thanks to you (steve). and all of the other staff at intel. and the other forum 'users' out there.