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Re: Emacs and GFortran

From: Andrew Pinski
Subject: Re: Emacs and GFortran
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 01:14:53 -0800

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.

-- Pinski

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