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9.175 LOC — Returns the address of a variable

Description:

LOC(X) returns the address of X as an integer.

Standard:

GNU extension

Class:

Inquiry function

Syntax:

RESULT = LOC(X)

Arguments:
XVariable of any type.
Return value:

The return value is of type INTEGER, with a KIND corresponding to the size (in bytes) of a memory address on the target machine.

Example:
program test_loc
  integer :: i
  real :: r
  i = loc(r)
  print *, i
end program test_loc