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11
votes

Perform until exit

Now that COBOL finally has proper EXIT statements there should be a way to speciify an "infinite" loop, or rather a loop that has no explicit end condition but depends on the use of EXIT PERFORM (or E...

Under Consideration

4
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

4
votes

Upgrades to the JSON GENERATE statement - JSON-CODE / root level

Currently, generating JSON using the JSON GENERATE command from a COBOL copy generates a root element, corresponding to the 01 level of the copy. However, this is not in compliance with the operation ...

Uncommitted Candidate

4
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...

Need More Information

3
votes

Request for enhancement for COBOL

Hi, We would like a warning when an “indexed by” index is used on arrays other than the one it is defined on, when that other array has a different picture clause. Regards Rune Christensen Senior...

Uncommitted Candidate

3
votes

Enterprise Cobol V6 - Suppress conflict between the DYNAM and CICS options

The conflict between the DYNAM and CICS options could be resolved by implicitly introducing a compilation directive ">>CALLINTERFACE STATIC" before "EXEC CICS" and a compilation directive ">>CALLINTE...

Uncommitted Candidate

3
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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3
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

3
votes

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

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...

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2
votes

Enterprise Cobol V5+ - Compile OCCURS 0 TO 1 as OCCURS 0 TO UNBOUNDED

Before Cobol V5, we used "OCCURS 0 TO 1" in LINKAGE SECTION to manage tables whose size was not known at compile time. We propose that under the control of an option or compilation directive, the decl...

Declined

2
votes

Enterprise Cobol V6 - Suppress message IGYOS4097-I for "TEST(NODWARF)"

When using the "TEST(NODWARF)" compilation option without any other parameter (or with EJPD/NOEJPD), this triggers an IGYOS4097-I message: IGYOS4097-I The TEST suboption values of SOURCE or SEPARATE ...

Is a Defect

2
votes

COBOL 6 compiler options error messages (IGYOS4003-E)

COBOL Compiler options generate message IGYOS4004-E which is listed at the top of the listing. Message "IGYDS0139-W Diagnostic messages were issued during processing of compiler options. These messag...

Submitted

2
votes

Provide ISO 2014COBOL Decimal Floating Point Support

Submitted By: 3100012QSB #56 Submitted Date: 2016-06-14, Submitted By: Cheryl Watson

Uncommitted Candidate

2
votes

ADDRESS OF data items in FILE SECTION

Support the special register ADDRESS OF for data items defined in the FILE SECTION. Special Registers - ADDRESS OF http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6SG3_6.1.0/com.ibm.cobol61.ent.doc/PGan...

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