[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL wise-guy
billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 14:59:50 EDT 2020
On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 1:56 PM Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Bill Degnan posted
> Q. State the four divisions of a COBOL program
> A: earth air fire water: the 4 elements that make everything :-)
A. (if you look at the code you see the "bugs" ( * ) asterisk characters
that have these sections like headers sort of. Anyway, here is what I have:
Identification Division: to identify the program, author, and state
Environment Division: identifies within the configuration section the type
of comuter used within the input-output section; the files which are
Data Division: identifies the record layouts of the files and any other
data elements used within the program.
Procedure Division: Contains the logic of the program.
P.S. This is a vintage computer club. I would think there is at least one
COBOL guru here? I barely know anything other than running jobs TSO/JCL.
By the time I worked at DuPont, the only professional COBOL environment I
worked and everything was in production, we used to make changes to
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