declare constants



declare constants

Postby swapna namburu » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:20 am

How to declare constants in cobol.
thats mean we can't change that value through out the program.
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Re: declare constants

 

Re: declare constants

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:24 am

Hello,

Anything that can be "declared" can be modified. . .

It is the responsibility of the programmer to ensure that values that are to remain constant are not modified.
Hope this helps,
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Re: declare constants

Postby Robert Sample » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:28 am

COBOL has a few figurative constants (such as ZERO, SPACE, HIGH-VALUES, LOW-VALUES) however it does not have the ability to declare constants as non-changeable values per se. What are you wanting to do, specifically? Perhaps there's a way to achieve your goal without requiring constants.
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