CHECKNUM

Syntax:

>>-.---.-.----.--CHECKNUM------------------><
   +-/-+ +-NO-+

Parameters:

None

Properties:

Default: NOCHECKNUM
Phase: Generate
$SET: Initial

Comments:

Specifying this directive causes extra code to be generated to ensure that numeric fields contain valid data before any operations are performed on them. With CHECKNUM set, run-time error message 163 (Illegal character in numeric field (fatal)) is displayed if any numeric field is found to contain nonnumeric data. This error can be disabled using the -F RTS switch.

The extra code produced when you specify CHECKNUM reduces the efficiency of your programs. For smaller, faster code you should not specify CHECKNUM.