Author: Carol Hu
Using the compiler user exit
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At times, it is useful to be able to tailor the compiler to meet the needs of your organization. For example, you might want to suppress certain messages or alter the severity of others. You might want to perform a specific function with each compilation, such as logging statistical information about the compilation into a file.
A compiler user exit handles this type of functions. With PL/I, you can write your own user exit or use the exit provided with the product, either 'as is' or slightly modified depending on what you want to do with it.
IBM supplies you with the sample compiler user exit, IBMUEXIT, which filters messages for you. It monitors messages and, based on the message number that you specify, suppresses the message or changes the severity of the message.
There are several files that comprise IBMUEXIT:
Contains the PL/I source code.
Executable load module for IBMUEXIT.PLI that can be FETCHed. In order to build this file, issue the following commands from the AIX command line:
pli -e ibmuexit
Control file that specifies filtering of messages.
The PLI source file is provided for your information and modification. The INF control file contains the message numbers that should be monitored, and tells IBMUEXIT what actions to take for them. The executable module reads the INF control file, and either ignores the message or changes its severity.
As was mentioned earlier, you can write your own compiler user exit or simply modify IBMUEXIT.PLI. For more information, see http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/comphelp/v111v131/topic/com.ibm.aix.pli.doc/PG/cuesupp.htm
Author: Carol Hu