Microsoft KB Archive/106721

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PSS ID Number: 106721

Article Last Modified on 3/24/2000

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation for MS-DOS 1.0

This article was previously published under Q106721


Using the tab edit descriptor (T) in a formatted READ statement can cause data to read in incorrectly.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0 for MS-DOS. This problem has been resolved with FORTRAN PowerStation maintenance release version 1.0a for MS-DOS.

FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0 can be differentiated from the maintenance release version 1.0a by invoking the linker. Typing link32 | more from \F32\BIN directory will show version 2.8 for FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0, and it will show version 1.0f for the maintenance release version 1.0a.


The sample code below demonstrates this problem. Although the sample uses internal files, this error also occurs when reading from disk files and the console.

Sample Code

C No compiler options required
      real w,x,y,z
      character*255 wb
C         12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
      wb=' -6704       21       9.3    -399.7    1712.5      .000'
      read(wb,'(T16,F10.3,T26,F10.3,T36,F10.3,T46,F10.3)') w,x,y,z
      print *, w,x,y,z
      Print *, 'Should be:'
      print *, 9.3, -399.7, 1712.5, 0.0


9.300000 -399.700000 71712.000000 5.000000

Should be:

9.300000 -399.700000 1712.500000 0.000000E+00

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