You can make list input more versatile by using modified list
input. There are two modifiers that can be used with list input.
The ampersand (&) modifier is
used to read character values that contain embedded blanks.
The colon (:) modifier is used
to read nonstandard data values and character values that are
longer than eight characters, but which contain no embedded
can use modified list input to read the file shown below. This file
contains the names of the ten largest U.S. cities ranked in order
based on their 1986 estimated population figures.
Notice that some of the values for city names contain embedded blanks and are followed by two blanks. Also, note that the values representing ...