cobol400-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>   1. RE:  Question about evaluation of a conditional state ment.
>      (Weatherly, Howard (Contractor)  (DLIS))
>SECT1 Section.
>   Stmt1
>   Stmt2
>   Stmt3
>   .

This has been a great way to format COBOL -- a separate period only at the end 
of paragraphs. Use scope delimiters, single periods at end-of-paragraph and 
_no_ commas. Insertion of new lines becomes a breeze, and it's difficult to 
miss a period that's in the wrong place because there are (almost) none -- nor 
will there be any comma/period accidental confusions which can be extremely 
difficult to find.

Can't recall how long all the scope delimiters have been available, but they've 
become indispensible to me.

Tom Liotta

Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
19426 68th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone  253-872-7788 x313
Fax    253-872-7904

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