On 23/05/2010, at 11:51 AM, steelville wrote:

I've seen the Cobol/400 and the ILE Cobol references, but is there
someplace I missed where we can find a comprehensive list of the
differences? Seems I've seen such a section for RPG but not Cobol...

That's because the difference between RPG/400 and RPG IV is at least an order of magnitude. They are really two separate languages with a common ancestry. COBOL on the other hand has very little difference between the ILE and the non-ILE variants. In fact you can usually/ mostly/always take existing COBOL source and bang it through the ILE compiler and it will be fine. Biggest issues I think are the usual call stack assumptions about overrides and targets for messages etc.

You do get new things in ILE COBOL that the older variant doesn't support such as intrinsic functions.

Appendix F of the ILE COBOL Programmer's Guide gives you the differences.

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