(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.4101) [ukfortran] Standard intrinsics and coarrays
Wed Oct 21 13:57:01 EDT 2009
On Oct 21 2009, Aleksandar Donev wrote:
>Once Nick has a final draft with Bill's suggestions taken into account I
>will take a closer look and comment.
Here is what I currently have:
We seem to have forgotten to specify how the intrinsic procedures may
be used as far as their use in unordered images is concerned - or, at
least, I can't find anything. However, I don't think that there is much
of a problem. 13.5 paragraph 2 and Table 13.1 is the starting point,
and a lot of my proposal is already implied for those of classes E, ES
and PS by other wording. Those of class A are already covered.
I have drafted the hard line on random numbers; it would be possible to
make the 'shall be' conditional on the processor dependence, but that is
In 13.5, Standard generic intrinsic procedures, after Table 13.1, add
the new paragraphs:
It is processor dependent whether EXECUTE_COMMAND_LINE may be called
on any image other than image 1.
If RANDOM_SEED is called in a segment A, and either RANDOM_SEED or
RANDOM_NUMBER is called in segment B, then segments A and B shall be
ordered. It is processor dependent whether all images use a common
generator or whether each image uses a separate one.
It is processor dependent whether the results returned from
COMMAND_ARGUMENT_COUNT, CPU_TIME, DATE_AND_TIME, GET_COMMAND,
GET_COMMAND_ARGUMENT, GET_ENVIRONMENT_VARIABLE and SYSTEM_CLOCK are
dependent on which image calls them.
This means that it is unspecified whether images use synchronized
clocks, whether CPU_TIME returns a per-image or per-program value,
whether all images run in the same time zone, whether the count rate
and maximum in SYSTEM_CLOCK are the same for all images, and whether
all images run in the same command environment. It is likely that
they will behave differently on shared memory systems and some
distributed memory ones. For maximum portability, programs should
inspect the command environment and call DATE_AND_TIME only on
The use of all other standard intrinsic procedures in unordered
segments is subject only to their argument use following the rules
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