Ifort does not recognize an overridden procedure in an extended class

Apologies again for the second ifort-related topic today (again trying to build fpm with the Intel compiler). I have an issue with ifort 2021.7 and ifx 2022.1 reproduced by this example program. I have an extended class, where one of the procedures in a generic interface is overridden. Ifort does not seem to recognize that, and the base procedure is always called:

module b
  type :: base
      procedure, private :: ba
      procedure, private :: bb
      generic :: ab => ba,bb
   end type


   subroutine ba(self,one)
      class(base), intent(inout) :: self
      integer, intent(in) :: one
      print *, 'BA'
   end subroutine ba
   subroutine bb(self,many)
      class(base), intent(inout) :: self
      integer, intent(in) :: many(:)
      print *, 'BB'
   end subroutine bb

end module b

module e
  use b

   type, extends(base) :: extended
      procedure, private :: bb => bb_extended
   end type  


   subroutine bb_extended(self,many)
      class(extended), intent(inout) :: self
      integer, intent(in) :: many(:)
      print *, 'BB_EXT'
   end subroutine bb_extended    
end module e   

program test
  use e
  type(extended) :: my
  call my%ab([1,2,3,4,5])
end program test  

produces output:


instead of BB_EXT . Curiously, if both base and extended class are into the same module, the correct output is produced (see here).

Can I ask any of the Intel Fortran gurus directions? Should I file this issue to the Intel support? Thank you in advance. The issue can be tested on godbolt.

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If a specific type-bound procedure specified in a type definition has the same binding name as an accessible type-bound procedure from the parent type then the binding specified in the type definition overrides the one from the parent type.

  • Fortran Draft Standard 2023, Sec. Type-bound procedure overriding

The key word there is accessible. The private type-bound procedure is not accessible in the extended type defined in a separate module, and therefore it cannot be overriden.


Great spotting that! Thank you @everythingfunctional, much appreciated.

As a side comment, I also routinely use setting functions private when they’re part of a generic interface, because I only want the generic interface to be accessible all the way up. The standard you’re showing tells me that this coding strategy is not a good practice in Fortran though.

I think it is good practice, with the limitation that specific procedures can’t be overridden.

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