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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:09 pm
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dear sir,

I am having doubt on word boundary,

what is meany by word boundary?

What is its use?

give an example for this.

if i declare

comp s9(4) sync.

comp-3 s9(5)

How will it allocate?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 8:12 am
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The word boundary is used for store the computational clause variables with sync option,
that is all sync class variables stores start from the word boundary,it will increase the speed of access time,

comp s9(4) sync. -it takes 4 bytes (one word)

comp-3 s9(5) - it takes 3 byte.

01 group.
05 field1 pic x(2). - it takes 2 byte from the first word

bounary, next 2 bytes are free

05 field2 pic s9(4) comp sync.- it start from next word & takes 2


05 field3 pic 9. -it takes next one byte from

second word boundary

05 field5 pic s9(3) comp sync.- it starts from the next word

boundary ,means start from

third word boundary.

Francis Suman.S
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