Re: Reviving REMARKS
- From: "Chuck Stevens" <charles.stevens@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 08:32:01 -0700
<<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?>>
I don't have a '68 standard, but I do have some early reference materials
and I think I can draw some valid conclusions from them. I think the
answer is "Yes".
The wording from a reference manual for a COBOL-60 (!) implementation on the
Burroughs B6500 (!!) from '68 and the corresponding wording from an IBM DOS
COBOL manual from '73 is the same:
"If a NOTE sentence is the first sentence of a paragraph, the entire
paragraph is considered to be part of the character string. Proper format
rules for paragraph structure must be observed.
If a NOTE sentence appears as other than the first sentence of a paragraph,
the commentary ends with the first instance of a period followed by a