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7.1.6 Further Interoperability of Fortran with C

The Technical Specification ISO/IEC TS 29113:2012 on further interoperability of Fortran with C extends the interoperability support of Fortran 2003 and Fortran 2008. Besides removing some restrictions and constraints, it adds assumed-type (TYPE(*)) and assumed-rank (dimension) variables and allows for interoperability of assumed-shape, assumed-rank and deferred-shape arrays, including allocatables and pointers.

Note: Currently, GNU Fortran does not use internally the array descriptor (dope vector) as specified in the Technical Specification, but uses an array descriptor with different fields. Assumed type and assumed rank formal arguments are converted in the library to the specified form. The ISO_Fortran_binding API functions (also Fortran 2018 18.4) are implemented in libgfortran. Alternatively, the Chasm Language Interoperability Tools,, provide an interface to GNU Fortran’s array descriptor.

The Technical Specification adds the following new features, which are supported by GNU Fortran:

Currently unimplemented:

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