Statement syntax

PEL statements are identified by right parenthesis in the first and second positions of the panel line.

Comment lines are identified by ))* beginning in column one. These lines are ignored by ISPF.

Some PEL statements place a dependency on the availability of DSC in the ISPF session. Some may be optional, and provide support for panel elements that are not needed when DSC is not active. To allow use of PEL statements within panels that are sometimes processed outside the DSC environment, the leading left parentheses may be replaced with the tag /*<<IBMDSC>> or /*<<SPFE>>. The alternate tag starts with the standard comment indicator, and is valid for non-BODY sections of the panel.

For example, these two lines provide the identical function: