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where is THIS parameter description

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Though I use C++ and use to define classes I have avoided to use it in Fortran up to now.
​In any case, if one opens the Visual Studio help and type 'this' in the index page a number of entries are located.

If I open the Intel Visual fortran compiler help (IVF16 last update) and type "THIS" or "this" in the index page nothing comes up.

Where can I find a description of the  THIS object/parameter/etc.  in the Intel Fortran documentation ?  



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Fortran does not have something called THIS. In Fortran terms, this (!) would be the "passed object" to a type-bound procedure. Programmers will often call that argument THIS for convention's sake, though the language allows you to call it anything you want.

Look up type-bound procedures for more info.