expression Is converted, where necessary, to a character string. This character string is displayed. It can contain mixed character data. If the expression has the GRAPHIC attribute, it is not converted.
REPLY (char-ref) Specifies a character reference that receives the user entered response. The response can contain CHARACTER, GRAPHIC, or mixed data.
The REPLY option suspends program execution until the user enters a response.
If GRAPHIC data is entered in the REPLY, it is received as character data that contains mixed data. Such character data can be converted to GRAPHIC data using the GRAPHIC BUILTIN.