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User defined type as argument to elemental subroutine?

Hello everyone,

I have an elemental subroutine which is basically like this:

elemental subroutine calc_stuff(x, a, b, c)
   real, intent(in)  :: a, b, c
   real, intent(out) :: x

   x = a/b + c

end subroutine calc_stuff


Now I changed this to:

elemental subroutine calc_stuff(x, a, t)
   real,         intent(in)  :: a
   type(mytype), intent(in) :: t
   real,          intent(out) :: x

   x = a/t%b + t%c

end subroutine calc_stuff

Where "mytype" is a type containing various integer and real scalars, as well as a real allocatable array. The second code compiles fine on various compilers (GFortran, Intel, NEC, Cray), but now I saw that the Fortran standard says for elemental subroutines:
"All dummy arguments must be scalar, and must not have the ALLOCATABLE or POINTER attribute."

So, is my code not standard conforming and all the compilers "know" what I want but should actually complain, or am I misunderstanding the standard and everything is fine? It would be very good if I could use the second version, as I intend to branch the code where the calculation would then be something like "x = a/t%b + t%c/t%d" and I would not a have to change all calls to this function with the second version.

Thanks everyone in advance,

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Your dummy argument mytype is

Your dummy argument mytype is nonpointer, nonallocatable, scalar data object, which can be intrinsic or derived type. So that is fine. The result variable is scalar and is neither a pointer nor allocatable, so that is also fine. You didn't show the definition of mytype, so one cannot see what t%b or t%c actually are, but they need to be scalars, but they could be either pointers or allocatables. So, your code is standard conforming AFAIC tell.


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