FORTRAN 77 Language Reference

Output Actions

In general, a formatted write statement does the following:

Example: Formatted write:

	REAL  A / 1.0 /,  B / 9.0 /
	WRITE( 6, 10 ) A, B 
10	FORMAT( F8.3, F6.2 ) 

For formatted write statements, the logical record length is determined by the format statement that interacts with the list of input or output variables (I/O list) at execution time.

For formatted write statements, if the external representation of a datum is too large for the field width specified, the specified field is filled with asterisks (*).

For formatted read statements, if there are fewer items in the list than there are data fields, the extra fields are ignored.