(j3.2006) Asymmetry of REAL, CMPLX intrinsics
Mon Jan 7 16:20:28 EST 2008
If the argument of REAL is real and the KIND argument is not present,
the result kind is default real.
If the argument of REAL is complex and the KIND argument is not present
the result kind is the kind of the argument.
If the KIND argument of CMPLX is not present, the result kind is the
same as default real kind, no matter whether the X argument is real or
For symmetry, it would be helpful if the result kind of CMPLX were the
same as the X argument kind, if the X argument is real, and default real
kind if the X argument is complex.
It is probably too late to change this in 2008 (although I may submit a
Are you in favor of the change at some unspecified time, or do you
object to the change no matter when it's attempted?
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