IBMCOMP

Syntax:

>>-.---.-.----.--IBMCOMP-------------------><
   +-/-+ +-NO-+

Parameters:

None

Properties:

Default: NOIBMCOMP (Dialect)
Phase: Syntax check
$SET: Initial

Dependencies:

IBMCOMP sets ALIGN"8" immediately.

Comments:

In word-storage mode every data item of USAGE COMP or COMP-5 occupies either two bytes or a multiple of four bytes. If you specify IBMCOMP and you use the SYNCHRONIZED clause on any items defined as USAGE COMP or COMP-5 in your program, do not specify ALIGN"1".

If you are calling any Micro Focus systems routines directly, use IBMCOMP with great care. It might cause the parameters you specify to these routines to be incorrectly aligned and sized, causing the routines to give incorrect results. This includes parameters for the CBL_ library routines, calls to Adis and direct calls to the Callable File Handler, Extfh.