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Regular Expressions in COBOL

 
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purusothaman

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:40 pm    Post subject: Regular Expressions in COBOL
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Hi all,

I was trying to know whether it is possible to use Regular Expressions in COBOL in one way or other.

As a search in the forum, did not return any posts, I thought of having this new post.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject:
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Regular expressions, per se, are not supported in COBOL. Similar functionality for alphanumeric variables can be achieved by use of reference modification and so forth.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:46 am    Post subject:
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Thanks Knuth.

I was wondering whether any Regualr Expressions web services are available for COBOL.

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Knuth.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Regular Expressions in COBOL
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depending on ...
the compelling need for such support
Your skills ( or available to You thru somebody else )
the COBOL level used in Your organization

You might investigate the use of of a PCRE library ( written in C )
at http://www.pcre.org/

or http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~algorith/
to start writing Your own
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