A FORTRAN callable library is provided for accessing ASCII housekeeping files. This just duplicates the technique shown in the above example of reading all the values from the file, but the character arrays for holding the names and values are held in a COMMON block. Two routines are provided for returning the values of named items from the COMMON block either as character strings or as DOUBLE PRECISION numbers.
Note that all the routines required STATUS to be set to zero before they are called. A non-zero returned status signifies an error.
A tar file containing the source code of these routines can be obtained by ftp.