(j3.2006) Pointer association context

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
Mon May 1 20:04:07 EDT 2017

>Is an intrinsic assignment statement a pointer association context if it
>has pointer components?


>Is the appearance of an actual argument that has pointer components a
>pointer association context if the corresponding dummy argument has


>Neither of these are mentioned in 19.6.8, but it's not obvious they're
>not pointer association contexts.

On the contrary, that they are not listed as being pointer association 
contexts means that they are not.

>For example, C857 says that a pointer that has the PROTECTED attribute
>and is accessed by use association shall not appear in a pointer
>association context.  8.5.15p3 says subobjects of objects that have the
>PROTECTED attribute also have the protected attribute.  This seems to be
>an important case where the above two contexts ought to be prohibited.

And they are.  They are variable definition contexts, and the parent object 
is prohibited from appearing in such a context.

>If they are prohibited, or are not but should be, something about them
>ought to be listed in 19.6.8.

No problem seems to have been identified.


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