> On Feb 2, 2018, at 9:46 AM, Clem Cole <cl...@ccc.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:12 AM, Ken Cornetet 
> <ken.corne...@kimballelectronics.com> wrote:
> I have vague recollections that FORMAT(/) prints a new line
> ​Sounds right - I'm O-O-O, but I​'ll try to verify with the compiler folks 
> when I'm on the office again. 
> 
> Format(20A5) takes 20 elements of an array and prints them as character 
> stings padded to a width of 5 characters.
> ​Right..   -- mAw - means M elements of an input data type (typically 
> Integer) as type Alphabet with a width of w.​ 
> 
> "TYPE" is not standard fortran. That must have been a DEC extension. Standard 
> fortran would have used "write".
> ​Yes, TYPE was introduced by DEC with PDP-10 Fortran​ to allowed for easier 
> terminal I/O on timesharing (original Fortran was designed for batch i.e. 
> LPT, or tape style out).  I believe it was picked up on the standard with F90 
> - but again I'll have to ask the Fortran compiler folks.   An example of the 
> difference between TYPE and traditional WRITE indeed are things like Fortran 
> Lineprinter control, but I've forgotten the details.

From what I remember, "carriage control" still applies; "TYPE" seems to be 
simply a shorthand for "WRITE (5,"

        paul


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