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> Except if you prefix the variable name by . (dot) or ? (question Mark)

Actually just one, not more than one, symbol determines what to omit from
the symbol table, because the internal template-creating program below the
wrapper that is QPRCRTPG API accepts a one-character parameter that means,
"omit symbols that begin with this character from the symbol table".  The
QPRCRTPG API passes a period "." in that internal parameter, thus your MI
program symbol tables include questionmark-prefixed symbols, which I like
to use for pointers.  It appears OPM CL passes a question mark "?" in that
internal parameter, thus CL program symbol tables include period-prefixed

However, a bug in the DSPPGMVAR command (not the MI compiler) fails to
correctly display symbol names with embedded periods, so frankly I just
avoid periods in MI symbols altogether.  For example,


CPF1922 - Variable 'A.B' not found in program TEST.

MATPG on program TEST *does* show variable 'A.B' in the symbol table, so,
something is flakey with DSPPGMVAR.

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