Intrinsic assignment is used to assign a value to a nonpointer variable. In the case of pointers, intrinsic assignment is used to assign a value to the target associated with the pointer variable. The value assigned to the variable (or target) is determined by evaluation of the expression to the right of the equal sign.
An intrinsic assignment statement takes the following form:
Rules and Behavior
Before a value is assigned to the variable, the expression part of the assignment statement and any expressions within the variable are evaluated. No definition of expressions in the variable can affect or be affected by the evaluation of the expression part of the assignment statement.
If the variable is a pointer, it must be associated with a definable target. The shape of the target and expression must conform and their type and kind parameters must match.
The following sections discuss numeric, logical, character, derived- type, and array intrinsic assignment.
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