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RE: COBOL alternative to GOTO



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Thanks Paul.
I'm currently blocked from that site 'til I get an exception from our network team.


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Raulerson
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: COBOL alternative to GOTO

The COBOL-400 list is great for this. :) 

I am not terribly sure exactly what you are asking. You are welcome to send me an e-mail offline and I'll help you work through it. 

Most modern (i.e. 1980s forward) COBOL programs tend to avoid GOTO or GO TO and use a PERFORM UNTIL syntax. But there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the GOTO logic, and it should compile cleanly. 

-Paul 


On Aug 01, 2014, at 12:49 PM, Gary Thompson <gthompson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Very weak in COBOL.

Working on an old COBOL program, trying to get a clean compile and maybe make the code more readable.

What alternative do I have to GOTO ?

Don't see anything like "RPG LEAVE/LEAVESR" in my ILE COBOL manual ?


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