(j3.2006) are selectors allowed to be procedures ?
Fri Oct 23 09:38:17 EDT 2009
j3-bounces at j3-fortran.org wrote on 10/22/2009 11:33:33 PM:
> The question in this case is did we intend to limit X to being a data
> object [another case where we failed to limit 'pointer' to be a 'data
> pointer'], or did we intend to allow X to be associated with a
> procedure? The later does seem to have useful functionality, and seems
> to be allowed by the current text. I tried Jim's example with our
> compiler and it didn't complain.
All the rules in the ASSOCIATE section are pointing to selectors being
data objects, nothing seems to imply the possibility they being
procedures. If we were to allow procedures, then we need to include all
possibilities of a procedure as a selector. That includes procedure
names, procedure pointer names, dummy procedures, procedure pointer
components, etc. I don't think we're ready to do that yet. I'd be happy
to limit the selectors to data objects for now, until we sort out all the
mess of the implications of having procedure selectors.
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