Jon,

Thanks for the response.  We are saying the same thing about the GOBACK
statement.

Thanks for the warning about recursion.  I researched it a bit and found
that ILE Cobol won't allow it (although ILE C does), and that the results
under OPM Cobol are unpredictable.  I'll go with the Cobol stub program
approach.

- Greg Phillips


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 >> I think GOBACK is equivalent to EXIT PROGRAM, followed by STOP RUN, so
I'm not surprised.

Not quite.  GOBACK means "Do a Stop Run if you are leaving the root program,
otherwise do an Exit Program.  It was added to the language to avoid code
like this:

   Exit Program.
* If Exit Program "dropped through" issue Stop Run
   Stop Run.

Recursion in this case is frankly a waste of effort - this is not a
recursive process.  Besides, recursion doesn't really work properly in OPM
anyway.

Simply prevent the run unit from terminating with one of the methods I
mentioned earlier and everything will work as you want.


Jon Paris







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