(j3.2006) PARAMETER attribute seems allowed for a dummy data object

Daniel C Chen cdchen
Tue Jul 9 16:07:57 EDT 2013


In F2003, PARAMETER cannot be specified for a dummy argument by

C514 (R501) The PARAMETER attribute shall not be specified for a dummy
argument, a pointer, an allocatable entity, a function, or an object in a
common block.

It seems F2008 removed it and the only constraint  I can find is

C545 An entity with the PARAMETER attribute shall not be a variable, a
coarray, or a procedure.

On the other hand, a dummy data object is a data object, and subseuqently
it  can be a named constant.

Is there wording in the F2008 that prohibits PARAMETER for a  dummy data



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