The derived-type (TYPE) declaration statement specifies the properties of objects and functions of derived (user-defined) type.
The derived type must be defined before you can specify objects of that type in a TYPE type declaration statement.
An object of derived type must not have the PUBLIC attribute if its type is PRIVATE.
A structure constructor specifies values for derived-type objects.
The following are examples of derived-type declaration statements:
TYPE(EMPLOYEE) CONTRACT ... TYPE(SETS), DIMENSION(:,:), ALLOCATABLE :: SUBSET_1
The following example shows a public type with private components:
TYPE LIST_ITEMS PRIVATE ... TYPE(LIST_ITEMS), POINTER :: NEXT, PREVIOUS END TYPE LIST_ITEMS
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