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This Isn't Your Parents' Fortran: Managing C++ Objects with Modern Fortran
March-April 2012 (vol. 14 no. 2)
pp. 46-54
Damian Rouson, Sandia National Laboratories
Karla Morris, Sandia National Laboratories
Jim Xia, IBM

Modern Fortran automates dynamic memory deallocations, except in two cases: memory allocated via pointers and via a second language at the request of a Fortran driver. This article focuses on the second exception and presents a reference-counting architecture that requires minimal user intervention to safely free memory if and only if no references remain.

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Index Terms:
Object-oriented programming, object-oriented design methods, finite difference methods, finite element methods, computational science
Damian Rouson, Karla Morris, Jim Xia, "This Isn't Your Parents' Fortran: Managing C++ Objects with Modern Fortran," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 46-54, March-April 2012, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2012.33
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