(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5472) J3/15-159 - J3 Fortran interp letter ballot #33 - due 24-Apr-2015

Bill Long longb
Wed Apr 22 07:30:59 EDT 2015

On Apr 22, 2015, at 12:52 AM, Malcolm Cohen <malcolm at nag-j.co.jp> wrote:

> Unless I am mistaken, the submodule TR definitely allowed uselessly extending a 
> module or submodule.  But I would have no particular problem with disallowing 
> that in F2008, if everyone else agrees.  It's pretty late in the day for doing 
> that, but not so many people have implemented submodules yet?

As one of the vendors that started implementing submodules based on the TR and early F2008 drafts, we still disallow USE of the ancestor module in a submodule.  If we reinstated that rule, these other issues would disappear.  I see allowing use of the ancestor module as pointless and confusing, and a good candidate for ?wart? status.


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