(j3.2006) Public Comment J32034
Wed Jul 16 19:57:20 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 18:09 -0500, Bill Long wrote:
> Jim Giles wrote:
> > I didn't say BLOCK was a bad idea. I didn't oppose it in my public
> > comment. I said in this thread that allowing declarations in all other
> > block-structured constructs was a bad idea. I still think so.
> I think most of J3 agrees with this sentiment.
Is the objection to declarations other than in BLOCK, or to declarations
in constructs that have several <block>s?
It's interesting that Jim finds
should be the only allowed way to accomplish the obvious things it does.
Of course, if we want to extend the <associate-name> to allow it to have
the POINTER or ALLOCATABLE attribute, so you could allocate or
deallocate it using the <associate-name>, or give it an INTENT or TARGET
or ASYNCHRONOUS or VOLATILE or maybe even VALUE attribute, putting the
relevant declarations inside a BLOCK inside an ASSOCIATE would create a
> In addition to the arguments already made, allowing declarations on all
> blocks would be a bunch of work for implementers for a capability that
> is already available.
1. Is it already available? IIRC, we're introducing BLOCK in 2008.
2. Is it a bunch more work to allow declarations in <block> than in
BLOCK? I'd be surprised if this were true.
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