6.9.1 On reading a number from a text file, after skipping preceding spaces and end-of-lines, it is an error if the rest of the sequence does not form a signed-number.
In other words, it is an error if the program attempts to read an integer value or a real value from a text file but the next characters to be read from the text file can not form an integer value or real value. For example if a text file contains the following
and you try to read in an integer value or real value from this file it is an error.
This error is reported if I/O checking is enabled.