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5
votes

SSRANGE have more granular suboption such as enabling checking to target (u...

During runtime whenever COBOL code don't well handle for reference modification fields such as below it would cause serious storage overlay especially within CICS. WS-A PIC X(10) WS-B PIC X(20) WS-PO...

Submitted

5
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...

Need More Information

3
votes

Cobol V6R2 - Improvement of the binary code generated for EVALUATE statemen...

The binary code generated for an EVALUATE statement has some defects: - dead code - test and branch not optimum Problems found with all optimization levels. The binary code generated in Cobol V4R2 op...

Under Consideration

3
votes

PROGRAM-ID special register

A "PROGRAM-ID" special register should be usefull for writing diagnostic routines in Cobol programs. Alternative : an intrinsic function returning "PROGRAM-ID" and others informations about runtime c...

Uncommitted Candidate

2
votes

Automatic internal conversion of indices to index

When a data-item declared in Working-Storage or Local-Storage is used to access the elements of a table (OCCURS), and is not used to access other tables (data-item dedicated to a table), this data-ite...

Submitted

2
votes

Facilitate use of COBOL records in EXEC SQL multi-row operations.

Given a COBOL record like 01 X. 05 Y1 ... 05 Y2 ... ... in a COPYbook which could be used as a target for a SQL FETCH (let's say generated by DB2's DCLGEN), we need a mechanism ...

Uncommitted Candidate

2
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

2
votes

Abbreviation of the directive >> IF constant-conditional-expression

The ">>IF constant-conditional-expression" directive could support a simplified expression: >>IF compilation-variable-name - this expression would be true if: (compile-variable-name is defined) AND ...

Declined

2
votes

Exclude source lines of the false branches of conditional compilations from...

Source lines corresponding to a false branch in a conditional compilation should be excluded from the Listing for readability. For that, it would be necessary: - have a compilation option and / or co...

Uncommitted Candidate

2
votes

Remove the requirement for the IGZIUXB (IGZIUXC/IGZIUXD) exit with the COBO...

Without implementing the the IGZIUXB exit (or it's CICS version IGZIUXC/IGZIUXD), CEEDUMP processing is unable to access SEPARATE DWARF debugging data in the COBOL v6.2 implementation. This results in...

Under Consideration

2
votes

Enterprise Cobol V5/V6 - New compilation directive ">>RULES(ON|OFF)"

In addition to RFE 120105 (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=120105), I suggest implementing a ">>RULES(ON|OFF)" compilation directive to enable / disable controls r...

Under Consideration

1
votes

DB2 SQL TYPE ROWSET FOR n ROWS

To facilitate the declaration of host-variables necessary for multirow access in DB2, I suggest the creation of a new SQL type dedicated to the creation (generation) of structures with OCCURS on eleme...

Submitted

1
votes

Cobol V6R2 - Set default value of undefined compilation variable to false (...

The assignment of the default value B'1' to an undefined compilation-variable-name does not seem to be a good choice because it implicitly implies the inclusion of a text conditioned by this compilati...

Submitted

1
votes

User defined constants

Implement user defined constants using the COBOL Standard "Constant entry".

Uncommitted Candidate

1
votes

Enterprise Cobol V6R2 - Defect - the "inline off" directive does not work

The ">>inline off" directive does not work as expected. A performed paragraph is inlined despite the ">> INLINE OFF" directive.

Uncommitted Candidate


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