(j3.2006) paper 13-228

Bill Long longb
Wed Feb 6 16:24:00 EST 2013

On 2/5/13 6:53 PM, Van Snyder wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-02-05 at 18:20 -0600, Bill Long wrote:
>> I find the prospect of having programs that were perfectly legal in
>> F2003 suddenly breaking to be disconcerting.
> Of those Fortran 95 compilers that complied with Fortran 2008 in this
> respect (three out of the four I have), which vendors got complaints
> about failure to conform to Fortran 95?
> I suspect this is, in practice, a non-problem.

I would agree that, in practice, use of a pointer function reference as 
an actual argument is pretty rare in an actual code, except for cases 
where users intentionally wanted the F2008 semantics.   Hence my 
interest in the Alternate Edits.



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