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muthukumar

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:59 pm
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I tried writing a recursive program with VS-COBOL II. I got the following error during run time.

IGZ0015S A recursive call was attempted to a program that was already active.

Does this mean VS-COBOL II does not support recursive functionality or else some problem with the functionality of my code.

find the code below
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. COBOL1.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01 WORK-NUM PIC 9(02) VALUE 1.
01 INCREM PIC 9(01) VALUE 5.
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
COMPUTE WORK-NUM = WORK-NUM * INCREM.
COMPUTE INCREM = INCREM - 1
CALL 'COBOL1'.
IF INCREM = 0
DISPLAY ' FACTORIAL ' WORK-NUM
GOBACK.

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Muthu
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mdtendulkar

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:29 am
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Hello muthukumar,

Take a look at the following link for more details and example on recursive programming.
Code:

http://www.naspa.com/PDF/99/T9906004.pdf


Hope this helps

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Mayuresh Tendulkar
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