I came across
character*(*) in: https://github.com/Reference-LAPACK/lapack/blob/122506cd8b6ce050a200920c3d4c0b153b150fd8/SRC/xerbla.f#L79, what does it mean exactly?
I am familiar with the star notation, where for example in
gfortran the declaration
real(kind=8), although in the former the
8 means the number of bytes, while in the latter it is a compiler specific kind designator (in
gfortran they happen to both be
8 for double precision).
My understanding is that