This items pertain to generalizing g77's view of the machine model to more fully accept whatever the GBE provides it via its configuration.
REAL_VALUE_TYPEto represent floating-point constants exclusively so the target float format need not be required. This means changing the way g77 handles initialization of aggregate areas having more than one type, such as
INTEGER, because currently it initializes them as if they were arrays of
charand uses the bit patterns of the constants of the various types in them to determine what to stuff in elements of the arrays.