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Re: [open-cobol-list] USAGE POINTER

From: Bernard Giroud
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] USAGE POINTER
Date: Wed Feb 4 01:07:42 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "William M. Klein" <address@hidden>
To: "'Keisuke Nishida'" <address@hidden>;
Cc: "'David Korn'" <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 1:27 AM
Subject: RE: [open-cobol-list] USAGE POINTER

> A couple things to think about for this extension.
> (...SNIP...)
> 2)  SET ADDRESS OF must be followed by an 01 or 77-level item (not a
> subordinate item)

It is a shame to have arbitrary limitations from the language; I agree
that on some architectures the address of a subordinate item will
not be aligned, but if you WANT to pass a byte address, that should
be allowed by the language.

> (...SNIP...)

Bernard Giroud
Credit Lyonnais (Suisse) SA

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