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From: Uno on 16 May 2010 18:10
On 5/16/2010 1:16 AM, glen herrmannsfeldt wrote:
>> Once upon a time, there were systems that didn't use 8-bit characters in
>> 32-bit words. Terence mentioned DEC's 36-bit words, which held five
>> 8-bit characters and change. The CDC 6600 had 60-bit words, each of
>> which held ten 6-bit characters (nobody bothered with lower case in
>> those days). The Burroughs B5500 had 48-bit words, each of which held
>> eight 6-bit characters; its eventual successor, the B6700, also had
>> 48-bit words which each held six 8-bit characters.
> But in those cases, four characters and A4 format should work.
[bringing up something slightly different]
I was reading gfortran.pdf and happened on the place where they talk
about hollerith extensions:
Examples of valid uses of Hollerith constants:
data x /16Habcdefghijklmnop, 16Hqrstuvwxyz012345/
So these are 16-byte wide complex "numbers," right?
Would I use A16 to see them in output?