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June 2022 documentation refresh for Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, 6.2 and 6.1

By Meng Chai posted Thu June 30, 2022 06:18 AM

  
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.2 and 6.1 documentation is refreshed today, to include the following enhancements:
Documentation fixes in COBOL 6.2:
In Programming Guide:
  • Further clarified how to set INVDATA and NUMPROC options when migrating from earlier COBOL versions. (INVDATA)
  • Indicated that for NUMCHECK(MSG)/SSRANGE(MSG)/ZONECHECK(MSG), the message is displayed but the affected statements are still executed, and for PARMCHECK(MSG), the check is done after the affected CALL statement:
  • Clarified the purpose of the INEXIT exit module. (Processing of INEXIT)
  • Updated the category of the INITIAL compiler option. (Compiler options)
  • Corrected the specification of SYSMDECK data set allocation. (MDECK)
  • Clarified additional INITCHECK restriction. (INITCHECK)
In Language Reference:
In Migration Guide:
  • Updated references to the COBOL Report Writer Precompiler Programmer's Manual and Precompiler Installation and Operation. (COBOL Report Writer Precompiler)
In Performance Tuning Guide:
  • Further clarified how to set INVDATA and NUMPROC options when migrating from earlier COBOL versions. (INVDATA)
In Customization Guide: 
  • Further clarified how to set INVDATA and NUMPROC options when migrating from earlier COBOL versions. (INVDATA)
  • Clarified additional INITCHECK restriction. (INITCHECK)
In Messages and Codes:

Documentation fixes in COBOL 6.1:
In Programming Guide:
  • Indicated that for NUMCHECK(MSG)/SSRANGE(MSG)/ZONECHECK(MSG), the message is displayed but the affected statements are still executed, and for PARMCHECK(MSG), the check is done after the affected CALL statement:
  • Clarified the purpose of the INEXIT exit module. (Processing of INEXIT)
  • Corrected the specification of SYSMDECK data set allocation. (MDECK)
  • Clarified additional INITCHECK restriction. (INITCHECK)
In Language Reference:
In Migration Guide:
In Customization Guide: 
  • Clarified additional INITCHECK restriction. (INITCHECK)


The English PDF files are also refreshed to include the updates above. You can find the latest English PDF files from the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS library page at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/611415.
 
If you have any comments regarding COBOL docs, please send them to compinfo@cn.ibm.com.
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