ABEND: Table too Small

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Re: ABEND: Table too Small

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:59 pm


I checked the finalized document for the 2002 standard and just found that the proposal was dropped, meaning its not part of the 2002 standard (sorry!).
Not to worry :)

I haven't heard anything about this being incorporated and it is not supported in the current IBM mainframe compilers.

My suspicion is that if implemented, this will have rather little use. From what i've seen at very many clients is that usually Depending On value changes from iteration to iteration within one execution of the code. Only rarely is the same value used throughout.

We'll see what happens going forward.

If you find newer info, do post it here - many of us would be interested.
Hope this helps,
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Re: ABEND: Table too Small

Postby BillyBoyo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:09 pm

Normally we design around the limitations of static tables. In my experience, we usually come up with a better solution than if we'd just jumped at the table "solution".

If unlimited tables of unlimited size (except for resources available) become (more easily) possible, then another element of "design" might end up down the drain...
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