What is the use of 'D' on comment line?



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What is the use of 'D' on comment line?

Postby ramesh4mainframes » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:10 am

Hi,

I have a doubt, in comment line (7th line) we have to use 3 (/ * D) characters only. * and / for commenting purpose but what's use of D?
Thanks,
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Re: What is the use of 'D' on comment line?

Postby Robert Sample » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:27 pm

D in column 7 is a debugging line. Depending upon the compile source, a debugging line can be compiled as a line of source code, or as a comment. This is explained quite well in the COBOL manuals.
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