SYMBSTART

Syntax:

>>-.---.--SYMBSTART--"integer"-------------><
   +-/-+

Parameters:

integer The number to be used.

Properties:

Default: SYMBSTART"1" (Dialect)
Phase: Syntax check
$SET: Initial

Comments:

For ANSI conformance use SYMBSTART"1"; for compatibility with previous products use SYMBSTART"0".

Example:

With SYMBSTART"1", the COBOL statement:

symbolic characters bee is 67

declares a symbolic character bee representing "B" since, counting from 1, "B" is the 67th character in the ASCII collating sequence. With SYMBSTART"0", bee represents "C".