Sun Studio 12: Fortran User's Guide

4.7.1 I/O Error Handling Routines

Two new functions enable the user to specify their own error handling routine for formatted input on a logical unit. When a formatting error is detected, the runtime I/O library calls the specified user-supplied handler routine with data pointing at the character in the input line causing the error. The handler routine can supply a new character and allow the I/O operation to continue at the point where the error was detected using the new character; or take the default Fortran error handling.

The new routines, SET_IO_ERR_HANDLER(3f) and GET_IO_ERR_HANDLER(3f), are module subroutines and require USE SUN_IO_HANDLERS in the routine that calls them. See the man pages for these routines for details.