Bug 34528 - Document internal structure of arrays
Summary: Document internal structure of arrays
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: gcc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: fortran (show other bugs)
Version: 4.3.0
: P3 enhancement
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Keywords: documentation
Depends on: 37577
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Reported: 2007-12-19 00:19 UTC by Tobias Burnus
Modified: 2008-07-09 22:54 UTC (History)
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Last reconfirmed: 2007-12-19 18:52:07


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Description Tobias Burnus 2007-12-19 00:19:56 UTC
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.fortran/browse_thread/thread/80093a381db184c6/

This interface is needed if one wants pass an array descriptor to C; other vendors have such a documentation as well. It should come with a note that the interface may change between versions.

Other compilers have this as well, e.g,
http://www.intel.com/software/products/compilers/docs/flin/main_for/mergedProjects/bldaps_for/common/bldaps_hndl_arrdesc.htm

If not for the gfortran documentation, one could add it to gfortran-internal.
Comment 1 Francois-Xavier Coudert 2008-01-29 10:26:35 UTC
PR34742 is also related to documentation of our ABI/calling conventions (whatever the correct term is). I agree we should document them, as well as some other gfortran-specific non-portable stuff like "how do kinds related to integer and floating-point types", and maybe a section expanding on the -ff2c conventions. I think all this would go into a new top-level section of the documentation.