(j3.2006) is there such a thing as a generic intrinsic function
Wed May 2 17:58:29 EDT 2007
Stop laughing, I'm serious. Is there such a thing as a generic intrinsic
function in Fortran?
I see references to generic intrinsic function names and
generic names of intrinsic functions. But in both those cases it is
names that are generic, not functions. Section 12.3.2
adds definitions for generic interface and generic identifier.
An intrinsic function would be a function which is provided as an
inherent part of the processor. Processors have to supply lots of (specific)
intrinsic functions and lots of generic names and generic
interfaces for them.
But I don't see a reference to a generic intrinsic function, per se.
Have I missed it or am I correct in thinking that would be an abuse
of our technical language ?
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