Any plan to implement Fortran 2008 BLOCK construct?


I’m just wondering if there are plans to implement the Fortran 2008 BLOCK construct soon. GFortran already has it and Intel has it in the recent v 15 beta compiler version.


Hi David,

Thanks so much for your interest. PGI currently supports a limited subset of Fortran 2008 features, and more are being added all the time. I cannot comment about a specific timetable for support for the BLOCK construct to be available, but I will note your interest in this feature with our developers.

Best regards,


Hi David,

Do you use/require full support for the block construct, or are you mainly interested in putting simple declarations inside the block/end block?

  • Brent

Hi David (and for future users),

PGI 20.1+ has BLOCK support.