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Cobol - What are the differences between OS VS COBOL and VS COBOL II?




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asked mar August 3, 2014 02:48 AM  

What are the differences between OS VS COBOL and VS COBOL II?


           

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answered By Mswami   0  
OS/VS Cobol pgms can only run in 24 bit addressing mode, VS Cobol II pgms can run either in 24 bit or 31 bit addressing modes.

Some other differences are as listed below:

  1. Report writer is supported only in OS/VS Cobol.
  2. USAGE IS POINTER is supported only in VS COBOL II.
  3. Reference modification e.g.: WS-VAR(1:2) is supported only in VS COBOL II.
  4. EVALUATE is supported only in VS COBOL II.
  5. Scope terminators are supported only in VS COBOL II.
  6. OS/VS Cobol follows ANSI 74 stds while VS COBOL II follows ANSI 85 stds.
  7. Under CICS Calls between VS COBOL II programs are supported.
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