SETTING, SETTINGS

Syntax:

>>-.---.-.-------.-SETTING--.-.----------.-.-><
   +-/-+ |       +-SETTINGS-+ +-"format"-+ |
         +.----.-.-SETTING--.--------------+
          +-NO-+ +-SETTINGS-+

Parameters:

format
The layout of the listing. Only affects the listing given during the syntax check phase. One of:
LINE
Lines of directives, each separated from the next by a space.
COL
One directive per line.
COL3
Three directives per line in columns.

Properties:

Default: NOSETTING (Dialect)
Phase: Syntax check
$SET: Any

Dependencies:

Set to NOSETTING by NOLIST at end.

Comments:

If format is not specified, LINE is assumed.

A few directives provided only for compatibility with other COBOL systems are not shown. Also not shown are directives that control code generation, make specific changes to the reserved word list, or are synonymous with other directives.

If the directive is specified other than on a $SET statement, the directives list is produced before processing the program source. If the directive is specified on a $SET statement, the list is produced once all the directives on that statement have been processed. In each case, the list contains the state of each directive at that point.