(j3.2006) 08-267

Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Mon Sep 22 14:44:06 EDT 2008

I understand the reasoning behind 08-267, but I'm not sure I understand
all the ramifications.

If one can't reference a coindexed object that is polymorphic, or that
has an allocatable ultimate component that is polymorphic or has a
length parameter, why allow such objects to have codimensions in the
first place?

Shouldn't the restriction be on declaring such objects, not on
referencing them?

If we can't declare or reference such objects, it seems that coarrays
are essentially built on Fortran 95, not Fortran 2003.  Is this the

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