mopen - open a file
mopen may be used to open a file in a way compatible with the C fopen procedure. Without swap argument the file is supposed to be coded in "little endian IEEE format" and data are swaped if necessary to match the IEEE format of the processor.
The mode parameter controls the access allowed to the stream. The parameter can have one of the following values. In this list of values, the b character indicates a binary file
When you open a file for update, you can perform both input and output operations on the resulting stream. However, an output operation cannot be directly followed by an input operation without a file-positioning operation (mseek() function). Also, an input operation cannot be directly followed by an output operation without an intervening file positioning operation, unless the input operation encounters the end of the file.
When you open a file for append (that is, when the mode parameter is a or a+), it is impossible to overwrite information already in the file. You can use the fseek() function to reposition the file pointer to any position in the file, but when output is written to the file, the current file pointer is ignored. All output is written at the end of the file and the file pointer is repositioned to the end of the output.
To open files in a way compatible with Fortran like functions use function file.