(j3.2006) Do C_PTR and C_FUNPTR have pointer components

Michael Ingrassia michaeli
Tue Jan 16 17:59:09 EST 2007

>Are there reasons against saying C_PTR has pointer direct components?

I'd be inclined to think so, but I don't have any examples ready at hand.

Thinking out loud: a C pointer can be much simpler than a Fortran pointer.
E.g. it might be reasonable for a Fortran pointer to include an
explicit rank component while a C pointer does not.   
If a C_PTR has a pointer component which has an explicit rank, 
can one possibly prove then that a C_PTR is bigger than a C pointer ?

One can and should be silent about many things in the standard.  But I'm
nervous about outright lying!

	--Michael I.

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