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Offset word in cobol or EZT

Postby arya_starc » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:38 pm

Can offset and position word can be used interchangeably in Cobol and ezt?
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Re: Offset word in cobol or EZT

Postby Robert Sample » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:06 pm

No, offset and position are not interchangeable -- not in COBOL, not in Easytrieve (which is what I assume you meant by EZT), not in assembler, not on a PC, not on a Unix / Linux machine. Offsets start at zero while positions start at 1. The first byte of a record has offset 0 and position 1.
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