(j3.2006) Finalizing subroutines question

Jim Xia jimxia
Fri May 23 11:13:26 EDT 2008

> Assuming that one has:
> subroutine t_finalize(x)
>   type(t) :: x(100)
> end subroutine
> and uses
> type(t) :: myT(5)
> Does this mean that on finalizing "t_finalize" is called? According to 

The finalizer, t_finalize, will be called in this case, but it wouldn't be 
a legal program because of the rules in the argument association: the 
actual argument is an array of 5 elements and the dummy is expecting an 
array at least 100 elements.  Check section 12 in the standard for rules.


Jim Xia

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