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The Fortran STOP and PAUSE statements

You may wish to trap the STOP or PAUSE Fortran statements for your own additional processing. These standard Fortran routines call upon other routines named STOP@ and PAUSE@ respectively and the user may provide alternative definitions for these routines to over-ride the system defaults.

In order to do this you should provide your own STOP@ subroutine with the following specification:


When you have completed your 'clean up' operation in STOP@ you should call on the system routine EXIT@1 as the last instruction within STOP@ to allow ClearWin+ to 'clean up' before termination (EXIT@1 has no arguments and does not return to the calling routine).


Similarly, you may also provide your own version of the PAUSE@ routine with the specification:


The default PAUSE@ message action uses the MessageBox function to put up a MODAL dialog box captioned 'Pause' with a STOP icon, a single OK button and the pause message which is a argument in the standard PAUSE routine. This default action may be modified if the user writes his own PAUSE@ routine. No call-on (like the call to EXIT@1 above) is necessary or possible.

A routine called ABORT@ is available for use when the program needs to terminate because of an error condition.



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