[Flang-dev] new Flang discussions?

Stefan Teleman stefan.teleman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 11:29:24 EDT 2018


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 11:24 AM Roger Ferrer Ibáñez <rofirrim at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Jeff,
>
> my concern was more about the extra expressivity of Fortran in some
> aspects compared to C/C++: things like array-sections, sophisticated
> constructs like WHERE or FORALL, statements like ALLOCATE/DEALLOCATE, the
> extra semantics of the DO-construct when the step is nonconstant, the
> IO-statements might mean that you end with a superset of nodes including
> every single specific construct of the language in the AST. Sure, you can
> lower all of them into C/C++ (and use C/C++ ASTs for that), it is just I am
> not sure I would like to see this happen early.
>
>
Why?

None of the Fortran features enumerated above precludes lowering to C/C++
AST.

-- 
Stefan Teleman
stefan.teleman at gmail.com
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