[MPI3 Fortran] Results of recent J3 Fortran meeting

N.M. Maclaren nmm1 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 21 12:13:31 CDT 2010

On Oct 21 2010, Bill Long wrote:
>I've lost track of the choice numbers, but if there is no need for 
>characters other that C's char, then the simplest solution (for both the 
>user and the TR) is to treat character arrays passed by descriptor like 
>any other arrays passed by descriptor.  The type would be char, and the 
>dimension information (dim[] member) corresponds to the Fortran 
>dimensions. The elem_len field contains the array element length. 
>Because sizeof(char) is 1, the character length parameter is equal to 
>the elem_len value, so the character len value is directly available. 

It is also the least future-resistant, which is matter of considerable

Nick Maclaren.

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