FORTRAN 77 Language Reference


Note these nuances for the ENTRY statement:

Procedure References by Entry Names

An ENTRY name used in a subroutine subprogram is treated like a subroutine and can be referenced with a CALL statement. Similarly, the ENTRY name used in a function subprogram is treated like a function and can be referenced as a function reference.

An entry name can be specified in an EXTERNAL statement and used as an actual argument. It cannot be used as a dummy argument.

Execution of an ENTRY subprogram (subroutine or function) begins with the first executable statement after the ENTRY statement.

The ENTRY statement is a nonexecutable statement.

The entry name cannot be used in the executable statements that physically precede the appearance of the entry name in an ENTRY statement.

Argument Correspondence

The formal arguments of an ENTRY statement need not be the same in order, number, type, and name as those for FUNCTION, SUBROUTINE, and other ENTRY statements in the same subprogram. Each reference to a function, subroutine, or entry must use an actual argument list that agrees in order, number, type, and name with the dummy argument list in the corresponding FUNCTION, SUBROUTINE, or ENTRY statement.

Alternate return arguments in ENTRY statements can be specified by placing asterisks in the dummy argument list. Ampersands are valid alternates. @ ENTRY statements that specify alternate return arguments can be used only in subroutine subprograms, not functions.