If you take the menu options "Source=>Convert All To Free-Form", I'm
pretty sure the comments are converted to the **FREE** friendly version.
Or you can select a section of code, right click and take the "Convert
Selection To Free-Form" option to do the same.

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From: "Dan" <dan27649@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio
Client for System i & iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05/03/2018 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Inline Syntax Checking
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



You don't have to worry about /copy members; the compiler handles that
automatically. For any comments with * in column 7, just add // somewhere
before it.

Also, in addition to **free, there is **end-free, which does what you
think
it does. I believe this is undocumented and not supported, but I've used
it so that I could have output specs for a report in a program I created.
IBM uses it for embedded SQL code that it converts to fixed column RPG. I
suppose that, if **end-free went away, I'd have to put the O specs in a
/copy member.

- Dan

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Greg Wilburn <
gwilburn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

OK now I see! :)

I stopped using the "slash-free" a long time ago. Somewhere I missed
"asterisk-asterisk-free".

I'm on v7r3 - just upgraded a few weeks ago. Have the latest TR.
Added **free as the first statement in one of my source members, but now
it doesn't like my comments where I used single asterisk in column 7. I
would have to change the comments in my source members and all the /copy
members.

Eeek. Maybe I'll just leave things alone for now.

Thanks Dan (and Ken)!


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