> 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,"
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