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Cobol - What is the difference between COMP & COMP-3 ?




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asked mar August 3, 2014 01:56 AM  

What is the difference between COMP & COMP-3 ?


           

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answered By Mswami   0  
Comp refers to binary representation which occupies half word(16bits) or full word(32bits) and Comp-3 refers to packed decimal representation  where one digit occupies half a byte ie, a nibble and the sign is stored as the rightmost half -a -byte. C or F represents the positive sign and D represents the negative sigh in hexadecimal format.
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