(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.4146) Something arising from the 10-106 interps

N.M. Maclaren nmm1
Sun Jan 31 06:25:18 EST 2010

I notice that several of these interpretations are concerned with features 
that are obsolescent or (formally or informally) deprecated, like 
EQUIVALENCE or assumed length function results.

If the proposal to design a portable subset is accepted, this would help
with steering programmers away from that sort of coding.  Certainly, any
well-designed portable subset should need less interpretation, which cannot
be bad.

Incidentally, OpenMP makes a complete mess of EQUIVALENCE - I have been
writing a course, and the only simple description is "Don't go there".
Not that using EQUIVALENCE is a good idea, anyway!

Nick Maclaren.

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