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RE: [open-cobol-list] Bug Report

From: Robert Sherry
Subject: RE: [open-cobol-list] Bug Report
Date: Thu Oct 6 11:37:17 2005


     While DATE-WRITTEN is not part of standard COBOL it is part of IBM MVS
COBOL. Therefore it should work with std=mvs.conf. By the way, it use to
work in Open COBOL.

Bob Sherry

-----Original Message-----
From: John R. Culleton [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 2:09 PM
To: address@hidden
Cc: Robert Sherry
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Bug Report

On Thursday 06 October 2005 05:07 pm, Robert Sherry wrote:
>     I claim the program below should compile:
>        PROGRAM-ID.    FFWER100.
>        AUTHOR.        MRK S.
>        DATE-WRITTEN.  NOV 07, 2002.
>        DATE-MODIFIED. NOV 21, 2002.
>            STOP RUN.
> With the latest version of Open Source COBOL compiler it does not.
> Therefore, I claim that it is a bug.
> Bob Sherry
DATE-MODIFIED is not standard COBOL AFAIK. I have never seen it
before. It was not used in COBOL-68, COBOL-74 or COBOL-85. And
it is highly unlikely that COBOL-2000 added it. In general the
Powers-That-Be have taken things out of the IDENTIFICATION
DIVISION (to my sorrow) instead of adding them.

John Culleton
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