When to use PROCEDURE-POINTER phrase?

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When to use PROCEDURE-POINTER phrase?

Postby Neeraj N » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:57 pm

In one of the programs I've seen that they are using PROCEDURE-POINTER phrase. Have read about it here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgece ... ddepro.htm but I could not really understand when do we really made a decision to make use of PROCEDURE-POINTER? Could someone please guide me on this.

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Re: When to use PROCEDURE-POINTER phrase?

Postby Robert Sample » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:05 pm

A PROCEDURE-POINTER is needed if AND ONLY IF you need the starting address of a program. This is needed for certain LE functions. The PROCEDURE-POINTER is rarely used.

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