tab - move to tab location
Tab outputs blanks to the current file (see initio(io)) until the
fileís position reaches column n. It is legal to write sequentially to a
random file provided the write is entirely within the buffer. Columns are
numbered starting with one. If column n is to the left of the current
position, tab first changes the position to the beginning of the next line
by outputting a newline. If the current position is column n, tab
This function implements the TAB function of the LPRINT, PRINT
and PRINT # statements.
tab(func), lprint(stmt), print(stmt), print #(stmt)
Error 5 (Illegal function call) is generated if the file is open for input only
or if n is non-positive or is greater than or equal to 255.
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