(j3.2006) Is this or is this not F95-standard conformant?

Robert Corbett robert.corbett
Thu Nov 11 04:17:25 EST 2010

Malcolm Cohen wrote:

> Van Snyder wrote:
>> Can I replace "i" with "1" in the case that h%x is associated, even if
>> "1" is out of bounds, since there is no reference involved?
> Technically no.  In practice it will probably work (diagnosis is not 
> required by any constraint).
>> An alternative is to declare a parameter to use to specify the kind of V
>> components of objects of type T, in the module where T is defined, and
>> access that parameter by use association where I need the kind of h%
>> x(something)%v.
>> I was hoping for something simpler.
> That seems to me to be the epitome of simple!
>> I don't see why SIZE or LEN (or LBOUND or UBOUND or a length parameter
>> inquiry) makes this necessary.
> LEN(s(10:i)).  SIZE(a(10:i)).
> The properties being inquired about here are not defined by any 
> expression at all, let alone an expression that is not a constant 
> expression.  (They are properties *of* an expression, but they are not 
> *defined* by one.)
> Cheers,

I have a question regarding section subscripts.  If a section
subscript is a subscript, it is an expression.  If a section
subscript is a vector subscript, it is an expression.  If a
section subscript is a subscript triplet, it is not an expression.
Because a subscript triplet is not an expression, it cannot be a
constant expression.  Is it the intent of the standard to allow
section subscripts that are subscript triplets in constant

Robert Corbett

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