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Debugging COBOL ILE - a BUG?



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Hello.

Does anyone know why a WORKING-STORAGE element definition on lowest level, is not available in the 'EVAL' command in the debugger, UNLESS IT IS REFFERED TO WITHIN PROCEDURE DIVISION?

An example from real life:


WORKING STORAGE SECTION.
01 WS-FIELDS.
      05 X                     PIC 9.
      05 Y                     PIC 9.

PROCEDURE DIVISION.
MAIN SECTION.
A-000.
          move 1 to X        (note that Y is not reffered to)
...
debugging: EVAL X  gives result = 1 (OK)
                        EVAL Y gives error message 'Identifier does not exist'

In my example, the 'Y' got its value in return  from a called procedure, but was not available in the debugger neither before nor after tha call!



Mvh.

Geir






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