Fixed-Format Lines

In fixed source form, a source line has columns divided into fields for statement labels, continuation indicators, statement text, and sequence numbers. Each column represents a single character.

The column positions for each field follow:

Field  Column 
Statement label  1 through 5 
Continuation indicator 
Statement  7 through 72 (or 132 with a compiler option) 
Sequence number  73 through 80 

By default, a sequence number or other identifying information can appear in columns 73 through 80 of any fixed-format line in a Compaq Fortran program. The compiler ignores the characters in this field.

If you extend the statement field to position 132, the sequence number field does not exist.

Note: If you use the sequence number field, do not use tabs anywhere in the source line, or the compiler may interpret the sequence numbers as part of the statement field in your program.

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