(j3.2006) are selectors allowed to be procedures ?

Bill Long longb
Fri Oct 23 11:00:29 EDT 2009

Jim Xia wrote:
> j3-bounces at j3-fortran.org wrote on 10/23/2009 10:19:27 AM:
>  > All of this discussion is about a Fortran 2003 feature. This particular
>  > section does appear to be half-baked (allowing, at least literally, some
>  > forms of procedure and not others).  If you mean but 'not ready' that
>  > the door for features/edits in f2013 is not open, then I agree.  If you
>  > mean that there is a technical problem with implementing the current
>  > half-baked rule in a compiler, I don't see why that is the case.
> What I meant was this seemed to be a candidate feature for the next 
> standard, or F2013 as you coined it.  There shouldn't be much of 
> implementation hurdle once all the language semantics are sorted out. 
>  After all, compilers have dealt with the data selectors.  It's more of 
> an issue of standardizing the feature so everyone agrees with the 
> semantics.

OK, we're on the same page here.

>  >
>  > I'd be less happy with this, but if anything it is an F03 interp issue.
>  > It might be possible to complete the baking as interp edits, rather than
>  > having to wait for a 2013 feature.
> This appears too big a change to F03, plus the door to interps to F03 
> has closed, right?

I believe we've decided no more Corrigenda for F2003 beyond one based on 
  the current interps in flight. Someone can still submit an interp 
request - it would just be converted to be against F2008 instead once 
F2008 is published (and F2003 deleted).


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> Jim Xia
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