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7
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New UUID built-in function generating a version 4 UUID per RFE 4122

New UUID built-in function generating a version 4 UUID per RFE 4122 (125715) Please provide a new UUID built-in function generating a version 4 UUID per RFC 4122. To be able to generate version 4 a...

Uncommitted Candidate

4
votes

COBOL should allow generation of a JSON document without a "top level paren...

JSON documents are not required to have a "top level parent name". The Enterprise COBOL JSON PARSE feature has an option "NAME <name> IS OMITTED" that allows for parsing one of these so-called "anony...

Uncommitted Candidate

4
votes

Cobol - New Reserved Words to reduce hard coding

My suggestion is Cobol should have two new reserved words containing the currently executing Section / Paragraph name i.e. CURRENT-SECTION / CURRENT-PARAGRAPH (both would have an implicit picture clau...

Under Consideration

3
votes

Enhancement to the INITCHECK option to find all possible “used without bein...

Description: INITCHECK currently only reports definite “used without being initialized” fields. Requesting an enhancement to the INITCHECK option to additionally report all possible “used without bein...

Submitted

3
votes

COBOL should be able to generate multiple namespaces in XML

System: IBM z/OS 2.3 Product: COBOL / XML COBOL 6.2 provides the option to generate simple XML structures with namespaces and attributes. However, the complexity of XML and its ability to transfer da...

Submitted

3
votes

Drop warning message for EXCI programs

We have programmers who feel compelled to have their compiles complete with a zero return code. This became an issue when we upgraded from COBOL 4.2 to 6.2; the warning message was not issued with the...

Under Consideration

1
votes

CICS and SQL host variables should be added to COBOL cross reference.

The XREF listing produced by the compiler omits unreferenced SQL or CICS variables. In this example, BARREC RECLEN and CICSRESP are not in the listing file's cross reference map. EXEC CICS REWRITE ...

Uncommitted Candidate

1
votes

COBOL DISPLAY prefixed by program-id - compile option

If COBOL developers make DISPLAY in CICS and do not ensure that the DISPLAY-text contains a unique identifier, it can be very difficult to find the programs, that make the DISPLAYs and a lot of parall...

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1
votes

Show inserted CICS elements as part of the source code COBOL listing

When compiling with the COBOL co-processor, when CICS elements DFHEIBLK and DFHCOMMAREA are not coded by the programmer they are inserted by the compiler into the LINKAGE SECTION and as parameters on ...

Uncommitted Candidate

1
votes

64 bit support in COBOL

We need 64 bit addressing capability with our COBOL application program executables.

Uncommitted Candidate

1
votes

Enterprise Cobol V6 - Support of >>PUSH and >>POP directive as described in...

Extract from ISO Cobol standard 2014 : The state of compiler directives may be saved and restored with PUSH and POP directives. A “stack” is maintained that the state of a directive may be pushed on ...

Submitted

1
votes

Enterprise Cobol V6 - Problems of association between source lines and inst...

We found several issues regarding the assignment of an address to a source line or paragraph name at the level of inlined PERFORM (options INLINE and OPTIMIZE(1|2) ). This creates problems for debugg...

Submitted

1
votes

Enterprise Cobol V6 - Defect - OPTIMIZE (1) can generate non traceable code

Under certain circumstances, OPTIMIZE(1) and NOTEST options can generate a code that can not be traced under debugger (third party debugers : CPW, M4).

Under Consideration

1
votes

New COBOL Compile Option: Global ON SIZE ERROR

When you want to handle overflow conditions and want to avoid truncated fields you have to code the ON SIZE ERROR statement for all computational statements. This is tedious work. In addition any deci...

Uncommitted Candidate

1
votes

Copy cobol for USS, IRR, IHAACEE, etc

I would like to know if it is possible to release the copy also for the Cobol language for the following APIs: 1) Unix System Services (BPX1/4*) 2) IHAACEE 3) RACF API (IRR *) This is because every re...

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