The slash edit descriptor terminates data transfer for the current record and starts data transfer for a new record. It takes the following form:
The r is a repeat specification. It must be a positive default integer literal constant; no kind parameter can be specified.
The range of r is 1 through 2147483647 (2**31-1) on Alpha and ia64 processors; 1 through 32767 (2**15-1) on ia32 processors. If r is omitted, it is assumed to be 1.
Multiple slashes cause the system to skip input records or to output blank records, as follows:
The following lines are written:
WRITE (6,99) 99 FORMAT ('1',T51,'HEADING LINE'//T51,'SUBHEADING LINE'//)
Column 50, top of page | HEADING LINE (blank line) SUBHEADING LINE (blank line) (blank line)
Note that the first character of the record printed was reserved as a control character (see Section 11.7).