Rich kids are into COBOL
RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org
Wed Feb 18 19:52:41 CST 2015
From: Eric Smith
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:36 PM
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Sean Conner <spc at conman.org> wrote:
>> It was thus said that the Great Chuck Guzis once stated:
>>> Example: Consider a section of a program with 4 consecutive paragraphs,
>>> named PARA-1 through PARA-4. One can say in the same program:
>>> PERFORM PARA-1 23 TIMES.
>> Um ...
>> for i = 1 , 23 do
> No. In the COBOL example PARA-1 though PARA-4 are consecutive
> paragraphs, not functions that are terminated by a return (explicit or
> implicit). If you want to think of it as a function, the paragraphs
> are all part of a single function, but both the entry and return
> points of the function are variable, specified by the caller!
Actually, both you and I missed this one, Eric.
It really ought to read
for i = 1 , 23 do
because the PERFORM verb only executes multiple (consecutive) paragraphs when
there is an explicit THROUGH clause.
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