(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3730) [ukfortran] Ballot on the technical content of the TR
Thu Dec 4 15:35:07 EST 2008
Aleksandar Donev wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 December 2008 04:19, N.M. Maclaren wrote:
>> Unless I have completely misunderstood what it is proposing, N1761 does
>> not provide the C with enough information to handle arrays of derived
>> types, let alone derived types containing ALLOCATABLE arrays or data
>> type conversion.
> Please specify exactly what "enough information" encompasses? Types
> containing ALLOCATABLE arrays (or pointers, or any other thing that is
> actually a descriptor inside the object) cannot be interoperable, and
> are not covered by N1761 by design decision. As to data conversion, that
> is beyond the Fortran standard.
It also outside the scope of this part of the TR. Interoperability of
interfaces with assumed-shape, allocatable, or pointer dummy arguments
has nothing to do with MPI - none of the MPI library routines has formal
parameters of this sort.
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