pragma Common_Object ( [Internal =>] LOCAL_NAME [, [External =>] EXTERNAL_SYMBOL] [, [Size =>] EXTERNAL_SYMBOL] ); EXTERNAL_SYMBOL ::= IDENTIFIER | static_string_EXPRESSION
This pragma enables the shared use of variables stored in overlaid linker areas corresponding to the use of COMMON in Fortran. The single object LOCAL_NAME is assigned to the area designated by the External argument. You may define a record to correspond to a series of fields. The Size argument is syntax checked in GNAT, but otherwise ignored.
Common_Object is not supported on all platforms. If no support is available, then the code generator will issue a message indicating that the necessary attribute for implementation of this pragma is not available.