Topic: Getting started manual? Deja Vu all over again
About six months or so ago I started in on Simply FORTRAN, but other responsibilities curtailed that effort and now I am starting again. I'm looking for a source - website, pdf file, etc. that gives the current sytax requirement and "best practices" for this Simply Fortran version.
I am not looking for a "How to program" book, I'm looking for something to show the required syntax. For example, a simple loop that reads till EOF. Over the years, and with at least 5 major languages, I have written similar code - that's the problem. Too many syntaxes under the bridge.
I bought some used Fortran 90/95 for Engineers book but it doesn't seem to match as well as I'd like. Their Read examples act on end of file by testing for an I/O error and If true, EXIT.
My questions are more - what does a read statement look like, (do you have to set some kind of "Open"); That would be any pre-conditions (statements), the Read itself, tied to a Format statement, with a test for EOF.
Something similar would be nice for Write. That would be writing to a file or the screen (Print *), or print to a laser printer.
The book mentioned above shows "not equal" as "/=". Last time I needed not equal it was "<>".
I've used IF's that are just IF [condition] Action and others that require IF [condition] THEN Action.
If there is that kind of syntax (with simple examples) documentation in the support section, please point the way. I've looked at the documentation for GNU compiler but ether it doesn't show what I'm looking for or I missed it among the list of links.
So again, I'm not asking, "How do I program" in the sense of breaking a problem down into small enough steps that can be handled by the compiler's features/ability." I'm asking were to find the grammar requirements for file I/O, looping, conditional statements, and marking comments, in this environment.