FORTRAN 77 Language Reference


A MAP statement defines alternate groups of fields in a union. During execution, one map at a time is associated with a shared storage location. When you reference a field in a map, the fields in any previous map become undefined, and are succeeded by the fields in the map of the newly referenced field. Also:

The UNION line is part of an inherently multiline group of statements, and neither the UNION line nor the END UNION line has any special indication of continuation. You do not put a nonblank in column six, nor an & in column one.

Each field-declaration in a map declaration can be one of the following: