Re: Reviving REMARKS
- From: LX-i <lxi0007@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 20:05:27 -0500
Chuck Stevens wrote:
Note also that the use of "*" in Column 7 to indicate that the source image is a comment, according to ANSI X3.23-1974 page XIV-7, was *not* s standard feature of COBOL in the '68 standard (although I believe it was a *very* widely implemented extension even to implementations prior to '68). The only two *standard* mechanisms for introducing explanatory material prior to the '74 standard were the REMARKS paragraph in the IDENTIFICATION DIVISION and the NOTE statement in the PROCEDURE DIVISION. The asterisk comment convention was intended to replace them.
At what point did the NOTE end - was it a sentence-level statement, or was it a "until the next paragraph, everything is a comment" statement?
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