(j3.2006) 14-007

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
Fri Jan 24 00:25:23 EST 2014


On Fri, 2014-01-24 at 12:07 +0900, Malcolm Cohen wrote:
> There are two new Unresolved Technical Issues, both arising from
> corrigendum 3.
> Both contain suggested repairs.

Van Snyder replies:
>I don't understand why the <selector> being a procedure pointer is a
>problem, i.e., why was the answer to question (2)(a) in F03/0139 "no?".

For a start, we absolutely did not intend to permit associate-names to be 
procedures.  Much of the text about associate-names falls apart if it is a 
procedure.

Allowing it to be a procedure would certainly be a new feature.  I just don't 
see the attraction or the usefulness in such a complication.

Cheers,
-- 
................................Malcolm Cohen, Nihon NAG, Tokyo. 




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