Better debug experience of CICS COBOL programs on AIX
Nageswararao V Gokavarapu 2700013B8D Visits (3942)
IBM COBOL for AIX provides integrated CICS translator option for compiling the CICS COBOL Programs (-qcics). If the programs are developed using the IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems (RDp), using the integrated translator option for the COBOL compiler, the break points can be added to the EXEC CICS statements directly.
If you use TXSeries supplied cicstcl tool to compile the IBM COBOL program, first it converts .ccp files to .cbl files (translating or pre-processing CICS statements) and then it compiles .cbl files with cob2_r (compilation and link-edit processing). When debugger is used, the break points needs to be added to .cbl source instead of .ccp source for debugging during the application development.
So with integrated CICS translator (-qCICS option) of cob2_r, the CICS COBOL programs can be debugged similar to any other COBOL programs within IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems (RDp) or IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz).