On Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:32:05 -0500, Bill Woodger wrote:
>
>My interpretation is this: "If the program is written in such a way that it 
>complies with what is explicitly documented for the version of Enterprise 
>COBOL that the program was last compiled with, that documentation being the 
>appropriate Language Reference, Programming Guide and Migration Guide, and 
>that all the data referenced by the given program "complies with its PICture", 
>then that will work in an identical manner with Enterprise COBOL V5+."
> 
That specification is as leaky as a sieve.  There's only slight protection in 
that
ABO is probably unaware of what the PICtures were.

Unless at OPT(0) the generated code verifies compliance with the PICtures, etc.
    http://trevorjim.com/postels-law-is-not-for-you/

-- gil

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