cobol400-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>   1. RE:  Question about evaluation of a conditional state ment.
>      (Weatherly, Howard (Contractor)  (DLIS))
>
>SECT1 Section.
>PARA1.
>   Stmt1
>   Stmt2
>   Stmt3
>   .
>PARA1END.

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

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


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