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what are Pseudo-text...?

 
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jitu852

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: what are Pseudo-text...?
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in REPLACING statemant we enclose Pseudo-text by == Pseudo-text==
but what are Pseudo-text i am a bit confusse...
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to: what are Pseudo-text...?
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I guess that You are referring to cobol ...
and to the COPY statement with the REPLACE option like in

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COPY "some_copy_book " REPLACING ==something== BY ==something_else==


just jargon..
somebody decided that it should be done in that way
they had to choose an arbitrary text delimiter

why they called it pseudo-text instead of something else ?? well...
You should ask the ID ( information developers, the people who write the manuals and the product specifications )
maybe because an arbitrary text can be just that... arbitrary
but in this context the text, pseudo-text, must follow the COBOL rules
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Another thought for "arbitrary pseudo-text" might be. . .

It is arbitrary because it is determined by individual preference (working-storage field names are arbitrary). It is "pseudo-text " because it must follow cobol rules (free text would not have these rules).
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