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Data-name-1 must within the range

In COBOL/400 OCCURS integer-1 TO integer-2 TIMES DEPENDING ON data-name-1. The book said that the data-name-1 must within the range of integer-1 thru integer-2. What if integer-1 is 200 and integer-2 is 999 and data-name-1 is 10. What will happen? Is it predictable or unpredictable? One of our programmers coded like this, but when we tested it was working fine.


In some releases, it will work fine because the system will check to see that data-name-1 is not greater than integer-2. There is no assurance that it will work on previous, or subsequent releases.


This was first published in April 2001

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