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Obsolete Format Descriptors

The data descriptor Dw.d is exactly equivalent to Ew.d on input; on output it is similar except that the exponent will use the letter D instead of E. Real and double precision data items can be read equally well by D, E, F, or G descriptors.

The format descriptor nHstring is exactly equivalent to 'string' (where n is an unsigned integer constant giving the length of the string). When used with a formatted WRITE statement the string is copied to the output record. The nH form does not require apostrophes to be doubled within the string but does require an accurate character count.

Helen Rowlands