From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of CRPence
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: QILE activation group?
On 29 Jul 2013 11:45, Dan Kimmel wrote:
There's some vagueness in the ILE spec that I'd like to have others
comment on that's brought up by your post below.
Program A, running in system-assigned activation group 32 calls
program B for the first time and program B was compiled CRTPGM
ACTGRP(*NEW), the system will create a new activation group in your
job and call it, say, 33 and run program B in that activation group.
This much is clear from the spec.
If program B returns without setting on LR and program A or another
program operating in activation group 32 calls program B again, the
system will continue to use the copy of program B in activation
group 33. This is NOT clear in the ILE programmers guide, but I
believe it to be the case. <<SNIP>>
But I'm getting old and don't remember for sure and went to the ILE
programmer's guide to confirm and couldn't find a definitive answer.
The /new/ activation is reclaimed upon return irrespective of *INLR:
_i Returning without Ending i_
If you call a main procedure and it returns without ending, when you
call the procedure again, all fields, indicators, and files in the
procedure will hold the same values they did when you left the
procedure. However, there are three exceptions:
* This is not true if the program is running in a *NEW activation
group, since the activation group is deleted when the program returns.
In that case, the next time you call your program will be the same as if
you had ended with LR on.
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