>>> >>> >> I don’t think the slash is one of the ASA control characters > > It's not. Tim said it -- it indicates end of record. A FORMAT statement > gives the layout for one or more records. The fields separated by commas > specify the consecutive parts of a single record; each / is a record > boundary. Also, the end of the FORMAT corresponds to the end of record. In > the DEC implementation, for terminals, trailing $ meant "do not end the > record", i.e., don't insert newline at this point. That was used for prompt > strings in interactive applications written in FORTRAN. > Oh, I see it now. So it’s the equivalent for the PL/I ‘SKIP’ format idem. I stand corrected.
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