(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3591) Assumed-type and Assumed-rank extensions for C Interop TR.
Fri Jul 25 14:31:53 EDT 2008
Jim Xia wrote:
> > As before, fell free to solicit input from others not on the WG5 list.
> Just some comments
> 1.) why not expand assumed-rank to include rank 0, which means a scalar.
This was considered. I decided against it because the result would be a
object with the DIMENSION attribute being a scalar. Currently the
connection between having the DIMENSION attribute and being an array is
very strong, and the possible side effects of breaking that seemed not
worth the gain. But it is a valid point for more discussion.
> 3.) I agree with Alex that generic resolution is not an area you want
> to have this included.
The primary focus of this feature is related to argument association.
To ignore generic resolution in that context would very likely introduce
ambiguity into the standard. To disallow a specific interface with a
type(*) argument from being part of a generic interface removes useful
functionality. So, I think it is best to address generic resolution up
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