My $ 0.02

I would say that Michael is an exception to have used right hand comments anytime in the past 2 decades
Noone, noone noone for the past twenty years that I know has been used the right hand side comment on the "C" spec . . .
Even though the RPG Manual has "The comments section of the specification extends from position 81 to position 100"

And any kind of limit on a free form line (SQL or RPGLE ) because of its indentations, would not make any sense.

So to summarize, it is . . .
Any comment on C*, or comment to the right of // should be the only allowed comments
(and for the record, yes there is a comment section on the ** Array spec)

Going beyond column 80 and assuming it is still allowed as a comment, falls into the region of "Here there be monsters" on our pirate maps.
So Yes, SQL statements that extend past column 80 should be allowed.

- John Voris

On 6/12/2014 3:58 PM, MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I have to confess I have used the space beyond column 80 for comments
at times--although it's been a while and I doubt that I ever used it
on SQL code. Regardless, I would rather be able to enter and have the
SQL properly automatically format than use the comment area.

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