PARAMCOUNTCHECK

Syntax:

>>-.---.-.----.--PARAMCOUNTCHECK-----------><
   +-/-+ +-NO-+

Parameters:

None

Properties:

Default: PARAMCOUNTCHECK
Phase: Generate
$SET: Initial

Comments:

You must use this directive if any of the following apply:

  • The program is called with a variable number of parameters.
  • The program contains a Linkage Section, and is to be used both as a main program run from the command line and as a subprogram called from another program.
  • The program is compiled with STICKY-LINKAGE"2" specified.

Otherwise the program can be compiled with NOPARAMCOUNTCHECK for efficiency. A program to be called from a language other than COBOL must be compiled with NOPARAMCOUNTCHECK.