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List-directed Output


Each WRITE statement starts a new record; additional records are produced when necessary. Each record starts with a single blank to provide carriage-control on printing. Arithmetic data types are converted to decimal values with the number of digits appropriate for the internal precision; integer values will not have a decimal point, the system may choose fixed-point or exponential (scientific) form for floating-point values depending on their magnitude. Complex values are enclosed in parentheses with a comma separating the two parts.

Logical values are output as a single letter, either T or F. Character values are output without enclosing apostrophes; if a character string is too long for one record it may be continued on the next. Except for character values, each item is followed by at least one blank or a comma (or both) to separate it from the next value.

Helen Rowlands