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21.5 Challenges Posed

Consider the following Fortran code, which uses various extensions (including some to Fortran 90):

     SUBROUTINE X(A)
     CHARACTER*(*) A
     COMPLEX CFUNC
     INTEGER*2 CLOCKS(200)
     INTEGER IFUNC
     
     CALL SYSTEM_CLOCK (CLOCKS (IFUNC (CFUNC ('('//A//')'))))

The above poses the following challenges to any Fortran compiler that uses run-time interfaces, and a run-time library, roughly similar to those used by g77:

g77 currently doesn't support all of the above, but, so that it might someday, it has evolved to handle at least some of the above requirements.

Meeting the above requirements is made more challenging by conforming to the requirements of the GBEL/GBE combination.