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what is the need of Comp-3 in cobol

 
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Muthukumar.PLindia

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: what is the need of Comp-3 in cobol
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HI,
Comp variables use less storage compared to COMP-3
as well as processing comp variables will be faster than comp-3(i guess)
then what might be the reason that comp-3 came into existence.....

Is comp-3 originated before comp..
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UmeySan

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject:
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Hi !

Different amounts of money can be stored positive or negative.
Therefor they are declared as comp-3 because of the leading sign.

Comp variables don't have that sign included.

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prashanth1

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject:
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I think , your assumptions are wrong.

COMP

1-4 Digits occupies 2 bytes of memory (half-word)
5-9 Digits occupies 4 bytes of memory (full-word)
10-18 Digits occupies 8 bytes of memory(double-word)


COMP-3

9 digits will be stored in 5 bytes (n/2+1)

18 digits will be stored in 10 bytes


Means that , all these should be depend on their boundaries.


Pls correct Me, If I wrng icon_smile.gif
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