Here is a cut down version of the example posted in https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/runtime-error/132805/1
program ILLEGAL implicit none integer n,m,nm,i real ,dimension(nm) :: V n=2 m=0 nm=2*n-2-m+1 do i=1,nm V(i)=0 end do end program ILLEGAL
The array V is declared with a dimension that is not a constant; the extent nm is not even defined. PGI 12.2 on Windows (32- or 64-bit) happily compiles and links the program with no error message. If the -C option is used, a run-time subscript error occurs. Otherwise, the program crashes after an access error occurs.
The program is illegal and compilation should fail. For the same test program, GFortran 4.5 says
real ,dimension(nm) :: V 1 Error: Variable 'nm' cannot appear in the expression at (1) kgupta.f90:4.24: real ,dimension(nm) :: V 1 Error: The module or main program array 'v' at (1) must have constant shape