I imagine this is a step towards modernizing the work environment for many people doing computational science. I know someone doing a master’s in CFD and he does about 50/50 FORTRAN and Python. He’s told me about some simulations that run on 800+ cores, which is kind of mind bending to think about.
It is nice to see a string to put back Fortran in sight of the more mainstream world. I have used and seen some modern Fortran code and a little bit like when I discovered Scala (for different reasons), I wished it did not let Python ate all the pie in scientific computing. Yes are on Julia right know but I think I will try to look a bit more to Fortran even if landing a job with it would be highly improbable.