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Re: [open-cobol-list] mvs cobol namespace

From: Keisuke Nishida
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] mvs cobol namespace
Date: Fri Feb 6 02:39:23 2004
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At Fri, 6 Feb 2004 00:44:37 -0600,
William M. Klein wrote:
> Does this use of the word "function" have nothing to do with the COBOL
> concept of (user-defined - in 2002 Standard) functions, e.g.

Nothing.  I meant C functions, which exist only in the object code
generated.  Sorry for the confusion.

> Sorry if my questions don't make sense to some on this list.  I know COBOL,
> I do *not* know C.  I know what are valid program names (for nested and
> outermost programs); I know what both user defined and intrinsic functions
> are in COBOL; I know what COBOL methods and object definitions are ...
>   but I do NOT know how C works.
> I want to "help" make OpenCOBOL "conform" to the current ('85, '89, and
> 2002) ANSI/ISO Standards ... and I *know* that other compilers can manage
> this - no mater what type of object code (assembler, C, Java, whatever) the
> compiler produces. 

I am relatively familiar with C but not so much with COBOL.
I greatly appreciate your advice.


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