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Re:Re: COBOL question

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jun 9, 2009
One trick programmers do, is to include a filler with 'working storage
starts here' at the beginning of working storage. But, a 'map' compile
option will give you a map of relative displacements for all elements in
working storage section. Now keep in mind that in memory, there are TWO
working storage sections. One in the load module as you say, but that
the real one has been relocated by the cobol loader and it's somewhere
in memory. Otherwise, the program would not be reentrant, and in an
online system you'd need one copy of the program in memory for each
invocation.

Lutz Petzold
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