(j3.2006) Interesting F2003-ism

Bill Long longb
Mon Feb 26 19:59:22 EST 2007

Aleksandar Donev wrote:

>Dan Nagle 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?
>Sorry, you misread what I said. I did not say that libraries that "just 
>move data from one place to another" are relevant. I said that there are 
>other C/C++ libraries that are relevant and do much more than that.

Could you give some examples?  I am not aware of any C libraries written 
to accept a Fortran array descriptor of the sort proposed for the TR.  
Or are you predicting that such libraries will be written some time in 
the future? 


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