15.1.18 STRICT and NOSTRICT Directives

The STRICT directive disables language features not found in the language standard specified on the command line (Fortran 95 or Fortran 90). The NOSTRICT directive (the default) enables these language features.

These directives take the following forms: [See Note]


Is one of the following: C (or c), !, or * (see Section 15.1.1).

If STRICT is specified and no language standard is specified on the command line, the default is to disable features not found in Fortran 90.

The STRICT and NOSTRICT directives can appear only appear at the top of a program unit. A program unit is a main program, an external subroutine or function, a module or a block data program unit. The directives cannot appear between program units, or at the beginning of internal subprograms. They do not affect any modules invoked with the USE statement in the program unit that contains them.


Consider the following:

 ! NOSTRICT by default
 TYPE stuff
    INTEGER(4)   k
    INTEGER(4)   m
    CHARACTER(4) name
 END TYPE stuff
 TYPE (stuff)    examp
 DOUBLE COMPLEX  cd     ! non-standard data type, no error
 cd = (3.0D0, 4.0D0)
 examp.k = 4            ! non-standard component designation,
                        !   no error

     TYPE stuff
       INTEGER(4)    k
       INTEGER(4)    m
       CHARACTER(4)  name
     END TYPE stuff
     TYPE (stuff)    samp
     DOUBLE COMPLEX  cd      ! ERROR
     cd = (3.0D0, 4.0D0)
     samp.k = 4              ! ERROR

Note: The following forms are also allowed: !MS$STRICT and !MS$NOSTRICT

For More Information:

For details on syntax rules for all general directives, see Section 15.1.1.

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