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karthikuma

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:23 am    Post subject: cs cobol-11 - regarding comp3
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Hi,


i faced this question on one interview.

if u r having A pic s9(9) comp-3

HOW IT WILL BE INTERNALLY STORED IN THE SYSTEM.The vale for A is 125.it will occupy 6 bytes ok but how it will internally stored whether 3 bytes are remain as an slack byte.plz give me an good explanation.

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karthik.j
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject:
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Whay makes you say that a value 125 will occupy 6 bytes? Why do you say there will be 3 bytes remaining?

Slack bytes only apply to binary variables.

Please clarify.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: cs cobol-11 - regarding comp3
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It will occupy only 5 bytes and the storage will be as follows :
00 00 00 12 5C
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