(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3661) [ukfortran] N1755: Request for new features from MPI Forum

N.M. Maclaren nmm1
Tue Nov 11 17:34:45 EST 2008

On Nov 11 2008, Aleksandar Donev wrote:
>> With your proposal, the compiler has to assume that fred may have 
>> changed. Currently, it does not.
> Wouldn't adding a new attribute ASYNC_EXTERNAL or some such fix this? 
> This is one of the options mentioned.

Possibly.  But designing a new semantic concept needs a lot of thought.

>> Consider the restrictions on VOLATILE arguments (e.g. no VALUE and no 
>> INTENT(IN), and the proposal to require it to be set in all scopes or 
>> none). How many of those would you need to add to ASYNCHRONOUS in order 
>> to close loopholes opened by your proposal?
>Most of those restrictions apply to *both* VOLATILE and ASYNCHRONOUS (see 
>Clause 12). If they don't, it is probably an existing bug in the standard!

Those don't, and it's not a bug, if you think why the restrictions are
there.  They don't need to apply to ASYNCHRONOUS, but do to VOLATILE.

Nick Maclaren,
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