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Number of votes Request headline and description

24
votes

TRIM Intrinstic function

Implement COBOL 2014 Standard TRIM intrinsic function.

Uncommitted Candidate

8
votes

Include same MD5 signature in load module as in dwarf data

Include in the load module the same MD5 signature that the compiler is currently writing to the DWARF data and in so doing allow verification of matching load module and DWARF data.    Needed for Cobol ...

Uncommitted Candidate

8
votes

64 bit support in COBOL

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

Uncommitted Candidate

5
votes

Missing/missplaced compiler message

In Cobol versions pre V5 the IGY compiler messages for discarded code are displayed:
- in the listing directly after the affected Cobol statements for each discarded code parts 
- in the summary at th...

Uncommitted Candidate

5
votes

JSON Parsing and Generate in COBOL

We have the ablity to parse and generate XML documents in Enterprise COBOL for z/OS. The increasing use of JSON in the mobile arena presents opportunities (or challenges !) for equivalent processing i...

Planned for Future Release

5
votes

Controlling overflow behaviour in z/OS Enterprise COBOL

Current COBOL behaviour when any kind of overflow occurs on a MOVE, COMPUTE, ADD, MULTIPLY statement, unless ON SIZE ERROR was specified, not including MOVE which doesn't accomodate ON SIZE ERROR dire...

Uncommitted Candidate

4
votes

SSRANGE suboption to check for a modified length resulting in a negative le...

A new SSRANGE suboption is needed that should be useable also in production.
This suboption should create extra checking code only if a "modified reference" (that modifies the default length of a vari...

Uncommitted Candidate

3
votes

SSRANGE option to omit Reference Modification from range checking

Add an SSRANGE sub-option that omits COBOL Reference Modification from range checking.

Submitted

3
votes

COMMAREA should be checked at compile time, avoiding the program to carry o...

This incident concerning COBOL - CICS and use of COMMAREA.

There is a limit of 32 kb when transferring data using COMMAREA. If the user is unaware, tries to pass more than    32kb, Cobol compiler will ...

Under Consideration

3
votes

Improve Enterprise COBOL 5/6 performance in high volume CICS transaction en...

Enterprise COBOL 5/6 includes a completely rewritten "back end" that generates high performance object code.    It's "claim to fame" is the significant performance improvements it offers customers.

How...

Uncommitted Candidate

2
votes

Reduce and then Remove support for the BASIS source Control Facility

The BASIS source control facility (including the BASIS, INSERT, and DELETE cards) is an old feature that was useful in the days of punched source code cards without full screen editors or source chang...

Uncommitted Candidate

2
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

1
votes

Having an option limiting some messages of RULES(NOLAXPERF).

In COBOL V5 or V6 the messages issued by the compiler regarding the choice of NUMPROC and ZONEDATA options hang up programs to stay at compilation RC 4. 
These messages can not be removed by code enha...

Submitted

1
votes

OPEN Operation Extensions

Allow for additional processing to be associated with OPEN operations 
based on whether the file is OPEN as INPUT or OUTPUT.
(Feature is not available for OPEN I/O or EXTEND.) 

The aim is to facilita...

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