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Re: [gfortran] Support INTEGER<->LOGICAL conversion (take 3)

Roger Sayle wrote:
>>This won't work with the patch, as the matcher for IF expects a logical /
>>integer expression and rejects the code otherwise, whereas the implicit
>>conversions are inserted during resolution, i.e. much later in the process.
> Hi Tobi,
> Not by design.  My selfish and far less ambitious goal was purely
> to support assignment of .TRUE. and .FALSE. to integer types for
> the time being.  Yesterday on IRC, StevenB mentioned an impressively
> long list of commerical compilers that supported logical <-> integer
> conversions, but I've no idea if any (or how many) of them support
> the two cases, you list above.  However, doing the experiment with
> "g77 -fugly-logint" I see that g77 does support both of the above
> cases!
> In that case, I should probably change the wording to indicate that
> gfortran has "some support for" or "partial support for" implicit
> conversion between logical and integer types to handle legacy codes?
> If another of the gfortran contributors is motivated enough to add
> the missing support (a regression from g77), I'd say go for it.  My
> modest patch simply hooked into the existing gfortran implicit conversion
> machinery and therefore avoided many potential difficult semantic
> interactions associated with tweaking the grammar/parser.
> I hope this answer is satisfactory.  I'm happy to come back to this
> issue at some point in the future, if nobody beats me to it.

g77's -fno-ugly-logint seems to make LOGICAL and INTEGER completely
interchangeable.  I certainly won't ask you to implement that misfeature.  If
ever somebody asks for something which goes beyond what you implemented we can
look at this again, but I do hope all those commercial compilers are mistaken
in their belief that there's a real need for this extension :-)

- Tobi

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