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dharan

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Difference between Inspect and Examine in cobol
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what's the difference between inspect and examine in cobol?
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: inspect & examine
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Hi,
EXAMINE & INSPECT are used for same purpose. INSPECT is used now, which has replaced EXAMINE.
The EXAMINE statement is an HP extension to the ANSI COBOL standard. Ithas been replaced by the INSPECT statement, covered later in this
chapter. Although HP COBOL II includes the EXAMINE statement for
compatibility with COBOL'68, it is advisable that you use the INSPECT
statement for coding new programs.

For more details refer the following links
http://docs.hp.com/cgi-bin/doc3k/B3150090013.11820/84
http://www.interex.org/advocacy/mcgs/sigcobol/surv97cb.html
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 12:12 pm    Post subject:
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before cobol -II, EXAMINE were used, but the same is replaced by INSPECT in cocobol-II.
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