(j3.2006) German comment 1.

Bill Long longb
Tue Oct 4 17:39:40 EDT 2011

Comment 1 of the German ballot proposes to disallow the ALLOCATABLE and 
POINTER attributes on an assumed-rank array in order to allow for a 
possible future "deferred-rank" array concept within Fortran.    This is 
certainly a candidate for a straw vote, and this email is an opportunity 
for those who will not be at the meeting to express an opinion. 
Personally, I think that the unlikely addition of deferred-rank objects 
within Fortran code is outweighed by the usefulness of allowing 
ALLOCATABLE and POINTER for assumed-rank.



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