> nlist here is the name of the namelist. It could have been george, or
> stefan instead. The / / is just part of the namelist statement syntax -
> similar to how you specify names of common blocks.
Ok, I got this. So the / / has no overal meaning in Fortran and ocours in diffenrent context - e.g. array assignement - which are not necessary related.
> A namelist name is not a variable - it does not have a type, for
> example. Its characteristics are more like those of a common block name.
Does this mean Fortran has no NAMELIST pointer which could point at a NAMELIST?