You might be right. I've long ago mostly forgotten the nightmare that was
FORTRAN carriage control, and the FORTRAN formatter in general.
From: Paul Koning [mailto:paulkon...@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 2:39 PM
To: Lars Brinkhoff <l...@nocrew.org>
Cc: Ken Cornetet <ken.corne...@kimballelectronics.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [Simh] Crowther's Adventure game
> On Feb 2, 2018, at 2:26 PM, Lars Brinkhoff <l...@nocrew.org> wrote:
> Ken Cornetet wrote:
>> Also, given the FORMAT(/), I’ll also hazard a guess that TYPE did not
>> automatically add a new line on whatever was printed. But that is
>> just a guess.
> I think your guess is correct.
I'm not so sure. It may be a case of ensuring the carriage is at the left
margin -- remember that Fortran carriage control would insert a line feed at
the start of the record (if the record carriage control character is a space)
but not a carriage return; that happens at end of record. So if some previous
operation left the carriage at some other spot on the page, you'd end up with
weird looking output. The / supplies <lf><cr> to ensure all is clean.
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