cobol400-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>   1. Re:  Backround processor - file access methods question
>      (Adrienne McConnon)
>I was able to try the suggestion and it does look as if it is
>functioning, however, the document mentions that 'ILE COBOL cannot
>directly inport... Errno variable...'.  And it is suggested that a C
>module should be used to obtain the error number/description.  We do not
>have the c compliler - what do hard core COBOL shops do for error
>handling?  Is there a way to get the error number/description in COBOL
>or CL - without having to purchase another compiler?  Where do the error
>numbers and messages reside?


Others have supplied perfectly good examples, so I'll skip that. What might not 
have been clear is that the IBM example is wrong in the most practical sense 
even if it has purely technical correctness for most of it. That is, as the 
examples show here, COBOL has a fairly easy time of handling errno just as RPG 

While IBM examples are very useful, never assume that they're actually... 
ummm... 'useful'.

Tom Liotta

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