(j3.2006) the ASSOCIATE statement in Fortran 2003

Robert Corbett robert.corbett
Mon Mar 5 15:41:05 EST 2012

Suppose F is a function that produces a data pointer value
as a result.  Was it standard conforming to use a
reference to F as a selector in an ASSOCIATE statement
in Fortran 2003?


       ASSOCIATE (X => F())

Clause of the Fortran 2003 standard does not
appear to give X the POINTER attribute, but paragraph 3
of Clause does not cover the case of a

Bob Corbett

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