ERRLIST

Syntax:

>>-.---.-.----.--ERRLIST-------"option"------------><
   +-/-+ +-NO-+

Parameters:

option
A literal specifying the option required, as follows:
TERSE
Only lines containing errors are shown in the list file. Both source line and error are shown.
EMBED
The list file contains a source listing that has error messages embedded within it at the point they occur.
END
The list file contains a source listing, followed by a list of error messages. In a batch compile, no error messages are echoed to screen unless a screen listing is selected.
VERBOSE
The list file contains a source listing that has error messages embedded within it at the point they occur, followed by a separate listing of the error messages.

Properties:

Default: ERRLIST"EMBED"
Phase: Syntax check
$SET: No

Dependencies:

If FLAGQ or ERRQ is set, ERRLIST"END" is switched to ERRLIST"VERBOSE".

Comments:

Mainframe compatible listings are obtained by using ERRLIST"END". Particularly with a batch compile generating a list file, use of this directive has the following effects:

  • If the program contains errors, the only indication of this will be the message on screen:
    Compilation completed with errors
  • The list file will contain these errors in a block at the end. Foir each error the line and column will be shown along with the error number and description, and the description might be reformatted and split over several lines if it does not fit into the line as controlled by the LISTWIDTH directive.

Fatal errors cause the format to revert to ERRLIST(EMBED). These errors cause the syntax-check phase of the Compiler to terminate immediately. If ERRLIST(END) were still in force the errors would not be shown, as the end of the listing would not be reached.

If either the ERRQ or FLAGQ directives are set, then, to ensure these are actioned correctly, the Compiler will set ERRLIST(END) to ERRLIST(EMBED).