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COBOL Question

Post by Mac » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:54 pm

In the ENVIRONMENT DIVISION, CONFIGURATION SECTION. SOURCE-COMPUTER, what were the allowable values? Can I say Windows-NT?

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Re: COBOL Question

Post by moneo » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:08 pm

Mac wrote:In the ENVIRONMENT DIVISION, CONFIGURATION SECTION. SOURCE-COMPUTER, what were the allowable values? Can I say Windows-NT?

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COBOL is generally a mainframe language. However, there are some special implementations developed about 15 years ago, like Micro Focus COBOL, which were designed to run on PCs.

However, the Micro Focus version that I saw back in 1995, ran under Unix, and not Windows. They might also have a Windows version, and in which case, I assume you would specifiy your Windows version in the Environment Division.

Good luck, and regards..... Moneo

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Post by MystikShadows » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:04 pm

I think you can Mac...besides CONFIGURATION-SECTION is an optional one since COBOL 85.

I think it was a descriptive piece of information hence, could have any name.
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Post by Mac » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:11 pm

[quote="MystikShadows"]CONFIGURATION-SECTION is an optional one since COBOL 85. I think it was a descriptive piece of information hence, could have any name.[/quote]

Thanks! I last coded COBOL in 1968, so I wasn't sure if it still worked like before.

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