(j3.2006) Meaning of "reference a variable"
Wed May 30 11:25:33 EDT 2007
Aleksandar Donev wrote:
>Question on terminology (following Mike's concerns). In this example:
>real, target :: x
>real :: p
>Does the write statement "reference" the variable x?
Sure. See "16.5.2 Pointer association", first paragraph. (Page 483 in
>Or does it just reference
>p? Certainly its execution requires the value of x. But our definition of
>"reference" talks about designators:
>"A data object reference is the appearance of the data object designator in a
>context requiring its value at that point during execution."
>The problem is the definite article in "the data object designator", as if
>there is only one designator that gets to the same value.
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