Allowing character literals to be used in a similar way to Hollerith constants is a non-standard extension. This feature is enabled using -fdec-char-conversions and only applies to character literals of
Character literals can be used in
DATA statements and assignments with numeric (
LOGICAL variables. Like Hollerith constants they are copied byte-wise fashion. The constant will be padded with spaces or truncated to fit the size of the variable in which it is stored.
integer*4 x data x / 'abcd' / x = 'A' ! Will be padded. x = 'ab1234' ! Will be truncated.
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