(j3.2006) "Contiguous" doesn't quite do what I need
Mon Mar 26 12:43:54 EDT 2007
Michael Ingrassia wrote:
>Well, if we needed a notion of "contiguous from dimension 1 through
>dimension i" someday, I imagine we could come up with a less error-prone
>syntax. Something like
> dimension a (;, ;, ;, ||| :, :, :, :, :)
> three vertical bars as a visual "barrier"
>(contiguous in first 3 dimensions, all bets off after that).
I assume those first 3 ; were really : to avoid ending the statement early.
However, in his example it seems that Van wanted more - to have the
first dimensions explicit shape while the remaining ones were assumed or
deferred. Actually, you can effectively do that already by creating a
derived type with, for example, a 2 x 2 array component. Then declare an
assumed or deferred shape array of the parent type to get the remaining
dimensions. That structure probably more accurately captures the
algorithmic intent anyway.
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