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This topic lists the major changes that have been made to this document Start of changesince Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® 6.4End of change.

Start of changeFor a complete list of new and improved features in Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.4 and COBOL 6.4 with PTFs installed, see What is new in Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.4 and COBOL 6.4 with PTFs installed in the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS What's New.End of change

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  • For compiling under z/OS UNIX, a new cob2 -M compiler option is introduced to generate a make dependency file, file.u. This file contains entries for each copybook file that resides in a z/OS UNIX file system and is referenced in your COBOL source file. This change is introduced in Enterprise COBOL Version 6 Release 4 with PTF for APAR PH56142 installed. (Changes in compiling with Enterprise COBOL 6)
  • An optional alternate logic path is introduced for VSAM files that use the ACCESS IS DYNAMIC mode. The alternate logic path uses a direct read-by-key request instead of a point to a record by key. This change is introduced in Enterprise COBOL Version 6 Release 4 with PTF for APAR PH56036 (AMODE 31) or PH56037 (AMODE 64) installed. (Changes at run time with Enterprise COBOL 6)
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Changes in GC27-8715-03 (October 2022)

  • Start of changeThe new CONDCOMP compiler option is introduced to control how conditional code will be displayed in the listing. For details, see Compiler option changes in Enterprise COBOL 5 and 6. This change is introduced in Enterprise COBOL Version 6 Release 4 with PTF for APAR PH50296 installed.End of change
  • Start of changeAdded a new cjbuild command reference section to address various usability and stability issues relating to the non-OO Java™/COBOL interoperability feature. This change is introduced in Enterprise COBOL Version 6 Release 4 with PTF for APAR PH49715 installed.End of change
  • Start of changeUpdated the NUMCHECK compiler option to avoid generating runtime checking code of zoned-decimal senders in MOVE statements when the receiver is an alphanumeric data item and NUMCHECK(ZON(LAX)) is in effect. This change is introduced in Enterprise COBOL Version 6 Release 4 with PTF for APAR PH50925 installed.End of change

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