RE: Bad programming style?

In a previous article, David Buchan <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>What is the general concensus on this snippet of code?
>I like it because it is readable and brief. To me it is an elegant
>solution to converting a real nunber to string, but I'm not so sure its
>good style - good style meaning something that uses FORTRAN the way it
>was intended.
>real val
>character string*5
>write (string, '(1F4.2)') val
>What do the style sticklers in the audience think?
I'm not a style stickler .. but I use it all the time
(except I wouldn't have put 1F, just F)