(j3.2006) Interesting F2003-ism

Dan Nagle dannagle
Fri Feb 23 14:40:19 EST 2007


Aleksandar Donev wrote:
> Bill Long wrote:


>> Most of the rank-independent arguments I see in C libraries 
>> are typeless buffers in routines used to just move data from one place 
>> to another. Given that Fortran has intrinsic assignment for arrays, 
>> libraries like these seem irrelevant to a Fortran programmer.

> That is where you are wrong!

Why is Bill wrong?

The examples in 9899, pages 250-251 involve packing
the va_arg parameters into arrays for further processing.
Plainly, array assignment allows this without the wrapper step.



Dan Nagle
Purple Sage Computing Solutions, Inc.

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