The H edit descriptor transfers data between the external record and the H edit descriptor itself. The H edit descriptor is a deleted feature in the Fortran Standard. Intel® Fortran fully supports features deleted in the Fortran Standard.
An H edit descriptor has the form of a Hollerith constant, as follows:
Format specifications can include nested format specifications enclosed in parentheses; for example:
15 FORMAT (E7.2,I8,I2,(A5,I6))
35 FORMAT (A6,(L8(3I2)),A)
A group repeat specification can precede a nested group of edit descriptors. For example, the following statements are equivalent, and the second statement shows a group repeat specification:
On output, if a file was opened with CARRIAGECONTROL='FORTRAN' in effect or the file is being processed by the
fortpr format utility, the first character of a record transmitted to a line printer or terminal is typically a character that is not printed, but used to control vertical spacing.
The following table lists the valid control characters for printing:
Format control begins with the execution of a formatted I/O statement. Each action of format control depends on information provided jointly by the next item in the I/O list (if one exists) and the next edit descriptor in the format specification.
Both the I/O list and the format specification are interpreted from left to right, unless repeat specifications or implied-DO lists appear.
The INQUIRE statement returns information on the status of specified properties of a file or logical unit. For more information, see INQUIRE.
The following table lists the INQUIRE statement specifiers and contains links to their descriptions: