[J3] USE statement – wish: permit specifying additionally the access-spec

Tobias Burnus burnus at net-b.de
Fri Nov 15 11:00:38 EST 2019

Hi all,

I want to suggest to permit the 'access-spec' to the use-stmt to set the 
public/private default for the symbols use-associated (overridable by an 
explicit access-stmt). – Thoughs?

Real-world use case the following:

I have two modules, one contains some definitions of parameters and the 
other contains some internal procedures. I now use-associate the two and 
what I would like to do is the following.

Note the 'use, private' and 'use, public' with the access-spec. 
Currently, I end up using 'private' and then adding 'public' for all 
symbols from 'openacc_kinds', which is neither very readable nor 

module openacc
   use, private :: openacc_internal
   use, public :: openacc_kinds
   implicit none (type, external)

   public :: acc_get_num_devices

   interface acc_get_device_type
      ! shall be private, from openacc_internal
     procedure :: acc_get_device_type_h
   end interface


PS: The current version of the real-world file is
Some additions are in the pipeline (submitted) and I was looking at it 
to do some public/private cleanup.

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