The colon edit descriptor terminates format control if no more items are in the I/O list. For example, suppose the following statements are specified:
PRINT 1,3 PRINT 2,13 1 FORMAT (' I=',I2,' J=',I2) 2 FORMAT (' K=',I2,:,' L=',I2)
The following lines are written (the symbol ^ represents a nonprinting blank character):
I=^ 3^ J= K=13
If I/O list items remain, the colon edit descriptor has no effect.