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# dollar sign separator- what does it mean

## dollar sign separator- what does it mean

(OP)
I am translating a piece of fortran code into VBa and came across a dollar sign separating statements. How should I understand it?
Dixiematic

### RE: dollar sign separator- what does it mean

Show me a Picture of that code ....

### RE: dollar sign separator- what does it mean

(OP)
It is as follows

........
16 FC=FB $FB=F DA=DB$ DB=D
GOTO 21
........
or on another place:
........
5 FC=FB $FB=FA$ FA=F
DC=DB $DB=DA$ DA=D
.......
The book where I am taking the code from is dated 1972 so it is written probably in an earlier version of FORTRAN. I noticed, that there might be two versions of FORTRAN, once the author uses in an IF clause ...IF(Y(I).EQ.1) GOTO 4 and somewhere else ..IF(Y(I)) 4,5,6, but it is not a problem. It is the dollar sign that I am not sure about. On internet I found an explanation that a $sign prevents carriage return by printing but there is no print here in my case. regards Dixiematic ### RE: dollar sign separator- what does it mean I'm not sure .... but looks like a separater instead of : 16 FC=FB$ FB=F

you can write
16 FC=FB
FB=F

It is probably a compiler dependent oparator .... and not real fortran code
In the old days they used paper cards for programms ( dont know the correct englisch name)

### RE: dollar sign separator- what does it mean

(OP)
Thank you. I expected something like that, it seems most logical. I wrote each statement in a separate line. It is a rather long code so I have not finished yet the translation to test if it is correct.
Regards
dixiematic

### RE: dollar sign separator- what does it mean

Looks like a manually implemented stack.

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