ANN: FORTRAN-80 String Library

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Fred Weigel

Aug 25, 2021, 7:04:31 PMAug 25
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After I published APU.REL for FORTRAN-80 AM9511 support, I started using more Microsoft FORTRAN-80. The problem? String handling is very poor when
compared to BASIC-80 (MBASIC or BASCOM). I did a little research, and found an article by D R Hanson. Hanson is known more for his work with SNOBOL4, but I found an article from November 1974, describing a technique for implementing strings in FORTRAN IV. I completed a "quick and dirty" implementation which I am publishing as STRLIB.REL

Enjoy! (this library was of great help to me in writing FORTRAN test routines)

Fred Weigel

PS. Feel free to suggest more or different routines for this library. I just implemented a string library that would help me.
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Jay Cotton

Aug 25, 2021, 10:14:18 PMAug 25
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well, this is really cool.  I remember going to ratfor to get string handling.   I was at one time rather handy with fortran (about 42 years ago).

I looked at the code, very nice work.  I do not anticipate playing with it until cabin code winter.  


Fred Weigel

Aug 26, 2021, 12:21:07 AMAug 26
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Thanks! Like many of us, I started with an IBM 1130 back in the 70s (1974). Started with FORTRAN, and it still has a special place
in my heart.

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