DB2 V8 and os/vs cobol

Richard Humphris

DB2 V8 and os/vs cobol
We have many production programs still using os/vs cobol. And we know
that when we go to v8 that we could still use the v7 precompiler (at
least for one year anyway) which would allow us to still run those pgms
on v8 without any changes.

However, our question is: is using the v8 precompiler on os/vs cobol
"simply not supported", is it "unuseable" or is it "unuseable for new
function" (Like multi-row fetch)?

Thanks in advance,
Rich Humphris


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Re: DB2 V8 and os/vs cobol
(in response to Richard Humphris)
Hi Rich,

My understanding was, and I believe this applies to COBOL OS and COBOL II,
is that the V8 pre-compiler inserts COBOL code into the source that in not
compatible with either COBOL compilers.

The specifics and verification of this I personally have not explored as
yet, but I believe it is Unicode related.

Meanwhile, my answer would be that it is not supported and not
useable...(most/all of the time!).

Regards
Phil

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Phil McLaren
DB2 Systems Programming
Computer Science Corporation. Melbourne, Australia
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We have many production programs still using os/vs cobol. And we know
that when we go to v8 that we could still use the v7 precompiler (at
least for one year anyway) which would allow us to still run those pgms
on v8 without any changes.

However, our question is: is using the v8 precompiler on os/vs cobol
"simply not supported", is it "unuseable" or is it "unuseable for new
function" (Like multi-row fetch)?

Thanks in advance,
Rich Humphris


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Roger Miller

Re: DB2 V8 and os/vs cobol
(in response to pmclaren2@CSC.COM.AU)
This is in the planning presentation:
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/db2storedprocedure/db2zos390/techdocs/S
1340rma2.pdf

Check Acrobat page 11.

Roger Miller


On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 13:53:44 +1100, [login to unmask email] wrote:

>Hi Rich,
>
>My understanding was, and I believe this applies to COBOL OS and COBOL II,
>is that the V8 pre-compiler inserts COBOL code into the source that in not
>compatible with either COBOL compilers.
>
>The specifics and verification of this I personally have not explored as
>yet, but I believe it is Unicode related.
>
>Meanwhile, my answer would be that it is not supported and not
>useable...(most/all of the time!).
>
>Regards
>Phil
>
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>Phil McLaren
>DB2 Systems Programming
>Computer Science Corporation. Melbourne, Australia
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>We have many production programs still using os/vs cobol. And we know
>that when we go to v8 that we could still use the v7 precompiler (at
>least for one year anyway) which would allow us to still run those pgms
>on v8 without any changes.
>
>However, our question is: is using the v8 precompiler on os/vs cobol
>"simply not supported", is it "unuseable" or is it "unuseable for new
>function" (Like multi-row fetch)?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>Rich Humphris
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Pius Chu

Re: DB2 V8 and os/vs cobol
(in response to Roger Miller)
I am planning for DB2 V8 this year. There is no support of VS COBOL and COBOL II under V8 but you could still run these COBOL modules under LE. I like to know what other shops plan to do. Do we force all DB2 VS COBOL or COBOL II programs to recompile now (if we can) under the new Enterprise COBOL or let application area AWARE that any old COBOL programs need to recompile when we have DB2 V8 must use the new COBOL compiler and there might be differences. Is there other alternatives that you can think of?

Thanks.

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Hi Rich,

My understanding was, and I believe this applies to COBOL OS and COBOL II,
is that the V8 pre-compiler inserts COBOL code into the source that in not
compatible with either COBOL compilers.

The specifics and verification of this I personally have not explored as
yet, but I believe it is Unicode related.

Meanwhile, my answer would be that it is not supported and not
useable...(most/all of the time!).

Regards
Phil

________________________________________________________________________________

Phil McLaren
DB2 Systems Programming
Computer Science Corporation. Melbourne, Australia
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We have many production programs still using os/vs cobol. And we know
that when we go to v8 that we could still use the v7 precompiler (at
least for one year anyway) which would allow us to still run those pgms
on v8 without any changes.

However, our question is: is using the v8 precompiler on os/vs cobol
"simply not supported", is it "unuseable" or is it "unuseable for new
function" (Like multi-row fetch)?

Thanks in advance,
Rich Humphris


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