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[open-cobol-list] ENTRY statement: obsolete?

From: Scott McKellar
Subject: [open-cobol-list] ENTRY statement: obsolete?
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:48:06 -0700

What does it mean that the FAQ labels the ENTRY statement as obsolete (or any 
other statement for that matter)?

Does it mean "Don't use it because it's likely to go away?"  Or does it just 
mean "Don't use it because it's unfashionable and I don't like it?"

I ask because I'm writing a new subprogram using ENTRY.  It encapsulates a 
complex data structure, with a separate entry point for each supported 

If ENTRY is going away, I can write the program differently.  However no 
alternative that I can think of is very appealing, except perhaps to rewrite it 
in C.  ENTRY does exactly what I want.

If ENTRY will continue to be available, I'll use it, and shrug off the sneers.

Scott McKellar

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