DIALECT

Syntax:

>>--.---.----DIALECT--"dialect"-----------><
    +-/-+

Parameters:

dialect
The dialect to use. Other compiler directives are set depending on the value. Valid values are listed in the Comments section below.

Properties:

Default: DIALECT"MF"
Phase: Check
$SET: Initial

Dependencies:

Depending on the setting of dialect, various other Compiler directives are set by default.

Comments:

The settings SAA1 and SAA2 are also available; use these for backward compatibility purposes only.

Note: Under your COBOL development system, the DIALECT directive does not set the AMODE directive. To provide compatibility with mainframe style pointers, you will need to set AMODE to the appropriate storage format.

Valid dialect values are listed below. Click on a value to see the other compiler directives that are set for each dialect.