(j3.2006) Fortran 2003 question

Robert Corbett robert.corbett
Wed Jul 31 19:08:23 EDT 2013

On 07/31/13 14:36, Bill Long wrote:
> I don't think the underlying text has changed for a while.  16.6.5, para
> 1  item (12) [page 454] of F2008 seems like old text to me.  Argument
> association is a form of association.

That might do it, although it is somewhat indirect. There was a clear statement 
in the FORTRAN 77 standard, and there is a clear statement in the Fortran 2008 
standard, but the intervening standards do not appear to have such clear statements.
> [Why any interest in F2003 at this point?]
Ian Harvey pointed out on comp.lang.fortran that the answer we gave for F08/0089 
contradicts the text of the Fortran 2003 standard.  (I sent e-mail about that 
last week.)  The interpretation deals with the differences between Fortran 2003 
and Fortran 2008.  While investigating his claims, I found I had several other 
questions about the rules concerning argument passing both in Fortran 2003 and 
in Fortran 2008.  This question was one of them.

Bob Corbett

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