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navhin

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: COBOL PREPROCESSOR SORT
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Hi,

I was looking into a COBOL program where the only statements in the procedure division apart from inits were

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PREPROCESSOR SORT
10A



The program sorts the input and sends it to the output.

Please tell me how this works or direct me to some manual on the preprocessor statement?
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Are you sure this is a cobol probram?

Does it currently compile and run successfully?
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject:
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I found some hint on this in MF COBOL.
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B.1.1.12 Integrated Preprocessor Support
Integrated Preprocessor Support is an extension to the Compiler. It enables the Compiler to invoke a user-defined language processor to convert non-COBOL syntax to COBOL syntax. When debugging, you see the original source, as it is before statements are altered by the preprocessor


Hope this helps.
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