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Summary of Changes

Summary of Changes

IBM z/OS COBOL

Last updated on November 11, 2020

6.3

  • DYNAMIC LENGTH elementary item;
  • Passing a file during CALL was deleted, but then restored; :)
  • Go to official IBM site for complete changes.

6.2

  • SET TO FALSE is new. Previously, only TRUE is allowed;
  • TRIM intrinsic function;
  • BIT-OF intrinsic function;
  • HEX-OF intrinsic function;
  • E intrinsic function, natural logarithm;
  • PI intrinsic function;
  • UUID4 - returns version 4 universally unique identifier;
  • BIT-TO-CHAR intrinsic function
  • HEX-TO-CHAR intrinsic function
  • ABS intrinsic function
  • BYTE-LENGTH intrinsic function
  • EXP intrinsic function
  • EXP10 intrinsic function
  • NUMVAL-F intrinsic function
  • SIGN intrinsic function
  • TEST-NUMVAL intrinsic function
  • TEST-NUMVAL-C intrinsic function
  • TEST-NUMVAL-F intrinsic function
  • JSON PARSE converts JSON text to COBOL data formats
  • Go to official IBM site for complete changes.

6.1

  • INITIALIZE can initialize FILLER;
  • INITIALIZE can set literal values specified in VALUE clause;
  • JSON GENERATE converts data to JSON format
  • Go to official IBM site for complete changes.

5.2

  • Fixed build issue from 2.2.0 caused by PropTypes on a file;
  • COPY/REPLACE added options LEADING and TRAILING;
  • EXIT PERFORM for exiting from an inline PERFORM;
  • EXIT PARAGRAPH;
  • EXIT SECTION;
  • SORT to rearrange table elements;
  • Go to official IBM site for complete changes.

5.1

  • *> inline comment indicator;
  • UNBOUNDED option for OCCURS DEPENDING ON;
  • XML-INFORMATION new special register;
  • Go to official IBM site for complete changes.

4.2

  • _ underscore character support for user-defined words like data-names;
  • XML PARSE improvement;
  • Go to official IBM site for complete changes.

4.1

  • XML GENERATE improvement;
  • XML PARSE enhancement;
  • Go to official IBM site for complete changes.

3.4

  • TBD

3.3

  • TBD

3.2

  • TBD

3.1

  • TBD
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