Execution of COBOL code.

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Execution of COBOL code.

Postby Neeraj N » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:12 pm

Hi,

Is there a way to understadn how a COBOL mainframe program executes line by line? So that we know what is happning by what code?



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Re: Execution of COBOL code.

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:57 pm

google for cobol debuggers


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Re: Execution of COBOL code.

Postby Neeraj N » Fri May 05, 2017 10:49 pm

That's a way but any debugger we need to purchase, is it possible to see execution in some freely available debugger on a desktop PC?



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Re: Execution of COBOL code.

Postby Robert Sample » Fri May 05, 2017 11:51 pm

Google is your friend. Googling free cobol debugger returns about 325,000 hits. It looks like, from the first page of results, that there is at least one but I didn't click on the link to confirm that.



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Re: Execution of COBOL code.

Postby prino » Fri May 12, 2017 12:54 am

Neeraj N wrote:Source of the postIs there a way to understadn how a COBOL mainframe program executes line by line? So that we know what is happning by what code?

Real programmers know what is happening.

What would a debugger tell you if you traced "add a to b giving c" , or whatever the overlong syntax of COBOL requires?


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