Thanks, but I am inquiring about USER-DEFINED functions, not ibm defined functions.

In RPG and all other modern widely-used languages, user-defined functions are the cornerstone of what makes the language popular and powerful - ie users can create their own commands to utilize.

Why doesn't COBOL/400 or COBOL/ILE support used defined functions? Is it just being left to die? Or is there some reason that it doesn't??


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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Winchester Terry
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The V5R4 Reference Manual is located here. See Chapter 15 - Intrinsic Functions

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/books/sc092539.pdf

Terry

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 10:12 AM
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Subject: COBOL user-defined functions

Does COBOL/400 or COBOL /ILE support user-defined functions
in any fashion (like RPG and all other modern languages)?

For example,

Move DayOfWeek(Date-input) to print-line

Where DayOfWeek is a user-defined function returning "Monday"
or "Tuesday" or etc.

If not, why not?

Thanks!



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