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This Isn't Your Parents' Fortran: Managing C++ Objects with Modern Fortran

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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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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 2 )