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

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
Wed Jul 10 20:02:34 EDT 2013

My first reaction was that a dummy argument data object is a variable (see 1.3.154 [20:36-38]), so the constraint is adequate.  However, the particular case of an INTENT(IN) dummy variable seems to be questionable.

It certainly seems completely obvious than an INTENT(IN) dummy variable is a variable!
OTOH, it might be a good idea to use dummy variable consistently instead of ?dummy variable? in some places and ?dummy data object? in others.  Though if you look at how we use it, it is certainly clear that we think they are the same, e.g. the title of subclause  Sadly, I think we use the potentially ambiguous ?dummy data object? far more than ?dummy variable?.
................................Malcolm Cohen, Nihon NAG, Tokyo.
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