Not to hijack this thread... but I often wondered why the "order" of some things matter on free form d-specs.

Example:

// This is not valid
dcl-ds myDS qualified extname('ExtFile');
end-ds;
RNF3529E Keyword is not allowed for a program-described data structure; keyword is ignored.
(extname is highlighted)

// This IS valid
dcl-ds myDS extname('ExtFile') qualified;
end-ds;

I guess it's "not so free form" free form? :)



-----Original Message-----
From: RPG400-L [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara Morris
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:34 PM
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Subject: Re: Free format question on D specs

On 2019-01-25 1:43 PM, Tyler, Matt wrote:
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.


There's an RFE for debugging named constants:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=127641


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