(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3666) [ukfortran] N1755: Request for new features from MPI Forum

N.M. Maclaren nmm1
Wed Nov 12 03:57:42 EST 2008

On Nov 11 2008, Aleksandar Donev wrote:
> 1. "C557 An entity with the VALUE attribute shall not have the ... 
> VOLATILE attribute." Van wrote a paper that this is stupid and should be 
> deleted. I cannot remember if it passed. I supported it.

Eh? What about NOTE 12.22? It forces a copy in any case where call by 
reference could lead to it changing its value in the middle of the 
procedure. That is obviously incompatible with the whole purpose of 

> 2. "C559 An entity with the VOLATILE attribute shall be a variable that 
> is not an INTENT (IN) dummy argument." Please explain this one to me.

Bill has explained this one.

Nick Maclaren,
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