It is not too bad, i want confirmation which i am guessing, i have already tried in my system (since i am working on UNIX cobol). I want to know what will happen in mainframes. That it. if you dont have time you no need to give such reply.
READ INPUT-FILE INTO INPUT-RECORD. ----This is basic syntax in mainframes cobol.
But thanks for letting one thing. it will depend on the I/O function also.
I guess it will get intialize. Please correct me if wrong.
Why guess when the manual is available from this web page in just a few clicks of the mouse? You can then read section 6.2.28 of the COBOL Language Reference manual and know -- not guess -- exactly what happens in this case, since the manual explicitly tells you.
Hint: you are wrong because initialization is not involved.