(j3.2006) statement labels and scope

Bill Long longb
Thu Jan 14 18:47:10 EST 2016

On Jan 14, 2016, at 5:19 PM, Robert Corbett <robert.corbett at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 01/14/16 12:56, Bill Long wrote:
>> In 3.2.5 Statement labels we say that a statement label shall not be given to more than one statement ?in its scope?.  Since BLOCK constructs are scopes, if this is taken as stated, the following
>> subroutine sub
>> 10 continue
>> block
>> 10 continue
>> end block
>> end subroutine sub
>> should be conforming.  In, instead, we actually meant ?inclusive scope?, then it would not be.  Personally, I think that allowing this is preferred, and would not require a wording change.   But I?m checking because I see inconsistent behavior with different compilers.  (And this is in one of my clauses to read this time).
> We did mean inclusive scope.  The section on scopes makes this clear.
> Subclause 16.1 of 10-007r states
>       The scope of ... a local identifier is its inclusive scope.
> Subclause 16.3.1 says that statement labels are local identifiers.

unless they are construct entities. 

> Subclause 16.4 does not say that statement labels can be statement
> or construct entities.

So, we conclude that either 3.2.5 or 16.4 is wrong.   

Note, unrelated, for the group reading 16:  It looks like SELECT RANK got overlooked in several places in 16.4.


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