FF: Fortran Coding Form Pads...

From: Louis Florit <florit_at_unixville.com>
Date: Fri Jul 26 21:08:07 2002

I found a stack (3) of 'Fortran Coding Form' pads with an IBM logo,
GX28-7327-6 U/M 050, Printed in the USA. Legal size (8x17)Nice light
green, one stack is pretty nice, the others show a little yellowing.
Don't know what dates these were available for. The lab I found these at
was created in 1973, so that's a good limit for the 'Wayback machine'.

I assume these are what Fortran coders would arrange their code on before
translating the code into the paperpunches.

Header fields are Program, Programmer, Date, Punching Instructions
(Graphic or Punch), Page Of, Card Electro Number.

The main area is headed up with Comm (comment?), Statement Number, Cont
(continue?), Fortran Statement, Identification Sequence, followed but
miscellaneous squares numbered from 1 to 80.

Asterisked comments at the bottom are "A standard card form, IBM 888157,
is available for punching statements from this form" and "Number of forms
per pad may vary slightly". [snicker- especially if you pulled a few out!]

Anyone want For Free? I imagine it'd be a cool prop material for your
classic cmp. I'll stuff it in an envelope and send it out bookrate.

Received on Fri Jul 26 2002 - 21:08:07 BST

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