LF Fortran 95

PUBLIC Statement

Description

The PUBLIC statement specifies that entities are accessible by use association anywhere the module that contains the PUBLIC statement is used.

Syntax

PUBLIC [[::] access-ids]
Where:

access-ids is a comma-separated list of use-name or generic-spec

use-name is any name within the scope of the module in which the PUBLIC statement appears.

generic-spec is generic-name or OPERATOR (defined-operator) or ASSIGNMENT (=)

generic-name is the name of a generic procedure.

defined-operator is one of the intrinsic operators or .op-name.

.op-name. is a user-defined name for the operation

Remarks

The PUBLIC statement is permitted only within a module.

The default accessibility of names in a module is public. If the PUBLIC statement appears without a list of objects, it confirms the default accessibility.

If a list of objects is present, the PUBLIC statement makes the objects specified accessible both within the module, and to any procedure that uses that module.

Example

module zee implicit none private ! default accessibility is now private real :: a,b public a ! a is now accessible outside module real,public :: c ! public attribute end module zee