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- Do not use the PRINT statement, but only the i/o statement keywords READ and WRITE. Never use
* as a device number because the device linked to * is machine-dependent.
- File unit numbers should be provided by a generic function or subroutine.
- Use variables for logical unit numbers in READ and WRITE statements.
- Logical unit numbers smaller than 11 are prohibited.
- Always use IOSTAT= instead of ERR= or END= for testing on i/o status.
- Only use a blank for carriage control.
- Create user-friendly error messages including the name of the module where the error occurred.
- Close files which are no longer used.
- Open statements are machine-dependent (see Chapter 10).
- The input should not differentiate between upper case and lower case.
- Input of numerical data should always be free format.
The SWAN team 2016-06-28