Joined: 03 Oct 2009 Posts: 1775 Location: Bloomington, IL
It's a compiler thing: the attributes of the defined and base variable differ, so it is possible that data valid for one will not be for the other. The compiler (even one as down-level as yours) protects you from shooting yourself in the foot when using DEFINED.
OTOH, declaring a variable with the attribute BASED is different; it informs the compiler that the declaration is only a description of the variable, and that the address of the storage will be provided on every reference to it (implicitly, as with a reference in the declaration,or explicitly).
In the first case FD73 and CH73 refer to the same storage, period; there is no changing that short of modifying the source and re-compiling it. In the second case, any address, not just that of FD73, may have the description CH73 applied to it; multiple addresses may be used in the same program (of course, those addresses may be of storage not belonging to the enclave, or other invalid scenarios, leading to S0Cx abends...but with great power comes great responsibility).