I got a question about the open() statement in ifc. the situation: when opening an unformatted file with no filename specified all works fine if one requires
status='unknown' BUT if one asks for status='new' the
command returns with an error even if that file does not exist in the filesystem. This might be subtle, but
I would expect no error condition. Is this a feature of ifc? g77 in comparison reacts identical for both cases
with no error condition.