[patch, Fortran] Fix PR 60526, variable name has already been declared as a type

Janne Blomqvist blomqvist.janne@gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 10:42:00 GMT 2016

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Andre Vehreschild <vehre@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> it wasn't my intention to start such a big discussion for such a small
> thing. Please stop this academic battle and get back to the issue at
> hand:
> Thomas is examining a symbol, that
> - has come through the scanner, i.e., it adheres to the rules of
>   gfortran, especially it is known to be smaller than GFC_MAX_SYMBOL_LEN
> - is still a valid symbol. When gfortran's internal
>   composition/modification of symbols breaks this rule, we are done
>   earlier already.
> - its length is not changed in his routine.
> I was only trying to prevent an alloc/free for this small use case,
> which should fit on the stack quite easily. The proposed alloca() call
> has according to the documentation of libc some availability issues on
> certain platforms, too. Therefore why not going with the fixed size
> stack array and adding a check for possible overflow to it and be done?

Yes, I agree. That sounds like the best approach in this case.

Janne Blomqvist

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