Another is that they cannot be directly inspected in debug. If you use constants that are loaded from a copy book and you need to know what value it is you have to go back to the source to find out.

-Matt


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Subject: Re: Free format question on D specs

On 1/25/2019 12:31 PM, Barbara Morris wrote:
(But I agree with others that using named constants would be best for
things like these that should always have the same value.)

The only drawback to named constants is that they can't be used in embedded SQL.

david


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