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Re: [Bug-GnuCOBOL] [Bugs] Redefining a redefinition and misleading error

From: Martin Ward
Subject: Re: [Bug-GnuCOBOL] [Bugs] Redefining a redefinition and misleading error message
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 21:24:21 +0100
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On 03/07/2018 20:05, J Leslie Turriff wrote:
> On 2018-07-02 12:42:27 Martin Ward wrote:
>> I don't know if redefining a redefine is allowed in standard COBOL:
>> but the second message is definitely incorrect. FOO and BAR
>> are both 725 bytes long.
>       Jus out of curiosity? what happens if  you code
> instead of 
> |     03  BAR-DEF-1 REDEFINES BAR.
>       AFAIR, redefining the original used to be the requirement.

Redefining the original works with no errors.

The IBM COBOL compiler documentation explicitly allows
a redefinition of a redefine.


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