(j3.2006) Frustrating consequence of F2003 allocation semantics

Damian Rouson damian
Wed Apr 15 18:34:51 EDT 2015

> On Apr 15, 2015, at 3:28 PM, Damian Rouson <damian at sourceryinstitute.org> wrote:

> In either case, it would presumably be straightforward to also provide the What_Pointers_are_Pointing_at_Me() function
> I retract the above statement.  

I meant to write a bit more after my retraction but hit the ?Send? button prematurely.  Obviously any reference-counting scheme can provide the _number_ of pointers associated with a target, but I agree that somehow recording the names of each pointer associated with a target would probably be a clunky, poor-performing contraption at the source code level.  Such a task would be better left to the compiler (NAG?) or a tool such as valgrind.


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