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Deepcopy function in Fortran

SKB__ALD
Beginner
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Hi,

Is there a function in fortran that is similar to Deepcopy in Python?

Thanks!

SKBALD

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IanH
Black Belt
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It depends on what you are copying.

For objects that do not have pointer components, ordinary assignment performs a deep copy.

Arjen_Markus
Honored Contributor I
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For objects that do have pointer components, you can define an appropriate assignment subroutine. Mind you: what such a routine should do depends very much on the intended use. For instance: if you have a circular buffer that is implemented using a linked list that points back into itself, such an assignment might be tricky.

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