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Microsoft KB Archive/108365

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Article ID: 108365

Article Last Modified on 10/17/2003


  • Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Fortran PowerStation 1.0a for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation 32

This article was previously published under Q108365


An attempt to compile a program that contains a FORMAT statement with the illegal edit list may fail with the following warning

warning F4989: 'X' : unexpected character in format

where 'X' is an extended ASCII character or no character at all. The character displayed should be a character from the edit list.


Correcting the edit list in the format statement eliminates the warning message.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation 32 for Windows NT, version 1.0 and for MS-DOS, versions 1.0 and 1.0a. This problem was fixed in FORTRAN PowerStation 32 version 4.0.


The following program illustrates the problem:

Sample Code

C Compile options needed: none
301   format(O6) ! O not valid here

Additional query words: 1.00 1.00a

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbcompiler KB108365