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Re: Emacs and GFortran

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs and GFortran
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:16:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Andrew Pinski <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 09:43 +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> I'd suggest that column 1 in Fortran is just called column 1 because
>> column 0 contains the ASA print control character
>> <URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASA_carriage_control_characters>,
>> but then I'd sound silly...
> I don't think ASA carriage control characters were part of the original
> Fortran (which turns 50 in February).
> I think it has always been column 1 because of punch cards.  The idea of
> zero starting numbers is a much newer invention than Fortran.

And it sounds like it is unique to Emacs, and not in the GNU error
message standard, anyway, so no need to further think about it.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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