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26
votes

TRIM Intrinstic function

Implement COBOL 2014 Standard TRIM intrinsic function.

Uncommitted Candidate

20
votes

Boolean support and bit manipulation

Support for Standard COBOL "Boolean support and bit manipulation". This includes (but is not limited to those I might have overlooked): - Boolean data PICTURE clause, i.e.: USAGE DISPLAY PICTURE 1. - ...

Uncommitted Candidate

14
votes

Message IGYPG3192-E should be issued when Reference Modification with Inlin...

When performing a MOVE operation with Reference Modification that uses Inline Calculation, if possible the compiler should detect if it will go beyond the rightmost character of the target variable an...

Under Consideration

7
votes

Bring back Compiler Message placement at the end of the Compiler Listing

In current versions of COBOL, compiler messages are placed in the middle of the listing, between the "Data Division Map" and the "Assembler Listing". This makes them hard to find and makes life harder...

Submitted

5
votes

Cobol V5/6: Additional statistics about inlining

In RFE 78496 a compiler directive to control inlining is requested. Additional to this valid RFE request an inlining statistic would be helpful. If sections/paragraphs are large and called from sever...

Planned for Future Release

5
votes

Reference Modification Abend if Lenght is a Not a Positive Integer

If the calculation of the length in a reference modification is zero or negative, there could be unpredictable/unexpected results. Due to our un-comfort with these unpredictable results, we'd like ...

Submitted

4
votes

Cobol V5/6: Additional RULES suboption (NO)UNREF to flag unreferenced varia...

One available solution for storage optimization is compile option STGOPT. With this option the compiler discards unreferenced data items. Instead of using compiler option STGOPT, we would prefer to ...

Submitted

4
votes

Create STATIC STORAGE section for Cobol

Fixed, static, final, constant... data are embeded in the load module and move to WORKING at program initialization. For large tables in an transactional application server like CICS, it is done milli...

Under Consideration

4
votes

Increase COBOL Technical Resources for Publication Development

IBM should allocate significantly more/better COBOL technical resources for the preparation and review of their publications. IBM dedicated many person hours (years) to the development of the softwa...

Uncommitted Candidate

3
votes

Having some system data available via standard COBOL word/ function.

Hi, in my shop several developers are using some basic system data like LPAR name, SMFID, job name step name... Despite many enhancements COBOL don't offer today some way to have this data at hand. S...

Submitted

2
votes

DIAGTRUNC in context with PERFORM VARYING

Missing WARNING when a variable value is exceeded. We just found that using PERFORM a variable overrun is not always handeled in the same way. Example: 05 IND-D PIC 9(2). MOVE +102 TO IND-D IGY...

Submitted

2
votes

Add support for EVALUATE numeric-dataitem WHEN IS POSITIVE / WHEN IS NEGATI...

The EVALUATE statement does not support SIGN CONDITION. EVALUATE numeric-DataItem WHEN IS POSITIVE [...] WHEN IS NEGATIVE [...] WHEN IS ZERO END-EVALUATE raise a compilation error. This instruction...

Submitted

2
votes

Having poor table declarations flagged.

Hi during our test phase for COBOL 6 we encounter an memory overwrite after recompiling a program. The abend is linked with the new STGOPT option wich had discarded some unused items after the chart ...

Submitted

1
votes

With Name clause added to XML Generate statement

We require the NAME phase of the XML GENERATE statement added to COBOL V4.2.

Submitted

1
votes

Having the compiler points out invalid move

During the COBOL 6 migration we encounter several cases where some invalid data are moved into numeric edited decimal data. Eg: 01 W-PIC9-1 PIC 9. 01 W-PIC9-2 PIC 9. MOVE 'à' TO W-PIC9-1 [...] IF W...

Submitted


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