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problem on format

problem on format

problem on format

Hi everyone,

I'm new here, so if I'm doing something wrong just tell me.
I have a problem with a format in my program.

This is the format:
995 format(5x,10herro:vi=,i12,7h,10x,7hihist=,i8)

The error says this:
995 format(5x,10herro:vi=,i12,7h,10x,7hihist=,i8)
Error: Unexpected element ',' in format string at (1)

If anyone can help me, I'd be very greatful.

Thank you,


RE: problem on format

The "1" is below "i12,7h"

RE: problem on format

Where exactly under the "i12,7h"? Next time, use CODE tags, please.

I am thinking the comma came too soon as you said your Hollerith constant was going to be 10 characters long (10h)...not that Hollerith constants cannot take commas, but you took it away from the i12 format.

Or, 7h is not quite accepted either? Maybe just use "7x" ?

But all this is besides the point, please stop using Hollerith constants; instead, use regular string constants:


995 format(5x,"erro:vi= ",i12,7x,10x,"ihist= ",i8) 

RE: problem on format

Should really use ' instead of ". " didn't become standard until F90. If Hollerith constants exist, then it is probably F77.

The part that doesn't make sense is the 7x,10x - why not just 17x? I'm guessing that it was copied without spaces. Could it mean


995   format(5x, 'erro:vi= ', i12,',',10x,'ihist=',i8) 

RE: problem on format

That's fine, use single quotes, then. As far as the 7x followed by 10x...that was just me not wanting to merge a couple of format fields (7h,10x) the OP had in the first place...the less I change things, the better the OP can go from his code to the proposed one.

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