CHARSET

Syntax:

>>-.---.--CHARSET--"char-set"--------------><
   +-/-+

Parameters:

char-set
ASCII or EBCDIC.

Properties:

Default: CHARSET"ASCII" (Dialect)
Phase: Syntax check
$SET: Initial

Dependencies:

CHARSET"ASCII" sets DEFAULTBYTE"32", SIGN"ASCII" and NATIVE"ASCII" immediately.

CHARSET"EBCDIC" sets DEFAULTBYTE"0" immediately and SIGN"EBCDIC" and NATIVE"EBCDIC" at end.

Comments:

All literals and collating sequences are handled in the character set specified.

With CHARSET"EBCDIC" set, COBOL system library routines that receive or return alphanumeric data in any parameters do not work. The alphanumeric data must be in ASCII.

With CHARSET"EBCDIC" set, if you want the application to run on a machine where only Server Enterprise Edition is installed, you must link in the object associated with your codepage (by default cs0437.obj).