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nithyam

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:38 pm    Post subject: Mapping Assembler Layout
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Is there any tool to map assembler layout?
For instance, we can use option 8 in FileAid for COBOL copybooks. Likewise, for assembler layouts, is it possible to use FileAid or is any other tool available?
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ironmike

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Mapping Assembler Layout
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I assume you mean DSECTs when you say 'Assembler Layouts'. The Assembler program no doubt uses a DSECT to map the layout or format of a record it reads from or writes to a file.

There are certain Interactive Assembler debugging tools, like XDC from Cole Software or Xpediter from Compuware that will do what you desire, assign a DSECT map to a storage area and map it interactively while you are executing the Assembler program under the debugger, but these tools cost money, as does FileAid. No free debugger / DSECT mapper exists, to my knowledge.
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nithyam

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: Mapping Assembler Layout
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Thanks Mike.. I was wondering if there is any tool that says this field of DSECT starts at this position and ends at this position and occupies so many bytes.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Mapping Assembler Layout
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Hi nithyam,
I think you can code a REXX for that. That will not be too difficult. We had such kind of utility in my shop. that was coded in CA-IDEAL. You might get such tool thru web searches also.

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nithyam

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Mapping Assembler Layout
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Thanks a lot dinesh_mf.. i'll go ahead and code it in ReXX.. Thanks for ur time.
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