Can we omit the Linkage section when coding the Cobol program under UNIX Platform? I have seen few exisitng programs which don't have the statement ' LINKAGE SECTION' coded but still the PROCEDURE DIVISION is having the USING verb with some parameters defined under WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
OK, so you have to find a Micro Focus forum if looking in the manuals that you have does not explain.
EDIT. It seems you could be using that compiler with AIX on an IBM box. However, I can find no references indicating that PROCEDURE DIVISION USING can name anything other than items in the LINKAGE SECTION.