(j3.2006) request for interpretation

Robert Corbett Robert.Corbett
Wed Apr 2 17:42:27 EDT 2008

Van Snyder wrote:

> Those rules were in Clause 16 in Fortran 2003.  Violations of the
> "rules" in Clause 16 are required to be diagnosed in the same way as
> constraints are required to be diagnosed.

Perhaps that was the intent, but if is was, it was not stated clearly.
I did not think that the restrictions on generic declarations were
part of the "scope rules."  Apparently, other compiler vendors also
do not.

 > That's why they were
> converted to constraints when they were move.

That will make it clear.

Bob Corbett

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