[J3] [EXTERNAL] Private enumerators

Vipul Parekh parekhvs at gmail.com
Sat Oct 26 13:11:35 EDT 2019

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 4:49 PM Clune, Thomas L. (GSFC-6101) via J3
<j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org> wrote:
> ..
> Is anyone strongly opposed to bringing back enum extensions as a way to (at least partially) bypass this issue and move on?   The removal was only because we did not have a use case during the debate.   It appears we now have one.   Requirements and specs for extensions were already written based upon papers that passed in Tokyo, but then deleted during the subcommittee work last week.
> ..

For whatever my feedback is worth, I'm strongly opposed to both
aspects i.e., NO to making the enumeration types extensible and NO to
allowing <access-spec> on enumerators (note <access-spec> on the
declaration of an enumeration type is ok).

Neither of these 2 aspects make any sense whatsoever given the rather
limited attempt at use cases in papers 18-114r1, 18-256r1, 19-216r1
and which can be viewed as the basis for the vote at the Tokyo

Nor do these 2 aspects make any sense with the tacit message by WG5
which is to essentially pursue "limited scope" revisions to the
Fortran standard.


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