Ian Chivers wrote:
> With the second read I do not need to add _long to the external data
> to get the higher precision.
I don't think you can even if you wanted to. The _long suffix only works
in the source code.
> Is this standard conforming?
The place to look is the one describing list-directed formatted read of
real values. I believe that eventually it says that yes, you will get
0.01 with the full precision available, as if you entered it with all
the digits available. It better say so since I do it all the time :-)