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

Vipul Parekh parekhvs at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 16:02:34 EST 2019

On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:32 AM Tobias Burnus via J3
<j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org> wrote:
> ..
> I still believe that a use-stmt with access-spec is more readable than
> use-stmt + access-stmt, but I agree that the functionality is already
> covered. Hence, I think one should still (re)consider it – but with low
> priority.
> ..

Tobias makes a good point.

Is it possible to know whether there was a reason besides an oversight
as to why access-spec with the USE statement was not introduced in
Fortran 2018 itself when the deficiency with the default accessibility
for entities accessed from a module was addressed?

If this is an oversight with Fortran 2018, then how can one exhort J3
but importantly WG5 to include this and other such "Features that
address deficiencies and discrepancies" on the Fortran 202X work-list?

Vipul Parekh

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