(j3.2006) request for interpretation

Bill Long longb
Tue Apr 1 18:09:40 EDT 2008

Robert Corbett wrote:
> Aleksandar Donev wrote:
>> Is there a compiler that actually implements what Kurt says was the intention?
> Yes.  Intel's ifort compiler, PGI, gfortran and g95 all do.

The version of PGI that I have (7.1.6) gives a compile time error.  So 
do Pathscale and Cray.

Of course, a compiler can do anything with a non-conforming program like 
this, since there is no hard constraint involved here.  It's possible 
that among the compilers that do allow this, it is the case of just not 
doing the check (since it is not required), rather than a deliberate 
decision to pick one specific over the other.

Is there any consistency in which of the two specifics in the generic 
gets picked by the compilers that let this through?


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