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SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic ARCH Compiler Option

‏2012-10-30T12:48:58Z |
The PL/1 and C/C++ compilers have been providing the ARCH compiler option for several years now, which allows customers to obtain object code that is optimized for the architecture level of their physical mainframe assets. Additionally, the ARCH option enables them to utilize the new instructions, which are available out-of-the-box with their new hardware. Examples for this can be found in the following article.

PL/I and C/C++ Compilers Step Up to Improve Performance on zEC12

From my point of view, the examples on page 2 of the above article also constitute use cases, where Cobol programs having to convert between BINARY, PACKED-DECIMAL and DISPLAY data types would benefit as well.

Does anybody know, why this has not found its way into Cobol yet and would share his or her insight with us?
Updated on 2012-11-07T16:20:34Z at 2012-11-07T16:20:34Z by SystemAdmin
  • BillWoodger
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    Re: ARCH Compiler Option

    ‏2012-10-30T16:50:39Z  
    This is going to be in the new compiler.
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: ARCH Compiler Option

    ‏2012-10-31T12:10:01Z  
    This is going to be in the new compiler.
    Is this, what the authors of the following white paper refer to in the first paragraph on page 4?

    Using the latest compiler technologies on System z
  • BillWoodger
    BillWoodger
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    Re: ARCH Compiler Option

    ‏2012-10-31T15:58:05Z  
    Is this, what the authors of the following white paper refer to in the first paragraph on page 4?

    Using the latest compiler technologies on System z
    It would be my guess, yes :-)

    A Beta Testing programme has been announced.
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: ARCH Compiler Option

    ‏2012-11-07T16:20:34Z  
    Then I will curiously wait for the announcement letter of the new release.