I'm wondering if the following open statement should really fail. I have no
strong opinion, but it would be convenient if it 'just' worked, like you can
open an non-existing file and 'append'.
I guess it is related to the fact that /dev/null can't be seeked.
> cat test.f90
IF (istat.NE.0) STOP 1
Summary: opening /dev/null for appending writes
AssignedTo: unassigned at gcc dot gnu dot org
ReportedBy: Joost dot VandeVondele at pci dot uzh dot ch