(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3591) Assumed-type and Assumed-rank extensions for C Interop TR.

Aleksandar Donev donev1
Fri Jul 25 13:05:23 EDT 2008

On Friday 25 July 2008 08:52, Jim Xia wrote:
> If the goal of this is to deal with MPI community in "void *" type dummy
> (not even a function return result), then I don't see a reason to expand to
> include descriptors (assumed-shape, pointer and allocatable). ?That part
> does not fit well in Fortran.
Why? On the contrary, it fits perfectly in Fortran (just think of writing some 
of our intrinsics in Fortran), it doesn't fit as well in C and requires the 
clunky descriptor TR. It is one of the *strengths* of Fortran (array argument 
passing), IMO.

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