Re: what is this statement doing

aeroguy wrote:
I have this problem? Can someone help me understand what is being done
in the following equivalence statement


definitions for V and TEMP is as follows

DOUBLE PRECISION :: V(25000) ! Yes big array

i mean which memory location is being refereced.

what should be the fortran 90 equivalent statement for this

The EQUIVALENCE statement says that that the first element of each array is in the same memory location. Because the arrays are guaranteed to be contiguous in memory, that means that so are the second elements, and the third, and so on... effectively you have two superposed arrays. Since both arrays are double precision, this allows you to reference the same memory either with V (using a one-dimensional index) or with TEMP (using a two-dimensional index).

This is perfectly good Fortran 90. If the different indexing methods are what you want to do, then there's no need to change it. If it was done originally to save space by reusing the storage, rather than to give the programmer two different way to refer to the same storage, you might want to dynamically allocate the arrays instead, as and when you need them.

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