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OpenVMS__COBOL COBOLAE1026 Compaq COBOL V2.6 ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS__COBOL COBOLAE1026 Compaq COBOL V2.6 ECO Summary
 
NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
       The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe
       for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha.
 
       Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded
       by typing RUN compressed_file.  The resultant file will
       be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which
       can be used to install the ECO.
 

Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2000.  All rights reserved.

Modification Date:  9-MAR-2000
Modification Type:  New Kit


PRODUCT:    Compaq COBOL V2.6 for OpenVMS Alpha

OP/SYS:     Compaq OpenVMS Alpha 

COMPONENT:  COBOL$MSG.EXE
            COBOL.EXE
            REFORMAT.EXE

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  COBOLAE1026 
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  None 
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  17,028 Blocks
                    Saveset A -    414 Blocks
                    Saveset B - 16,614 Blocks

     Kit Applies To:  DEC COBOL Version 2.6 for OpenVMS Alpha
                      OpenVMS Alpha V6.2, V6.2-1H1, V6.2-1H2, V6.2-1H3,
                                    V7.0, V7.1, V7.1-1H1, V7.1-1H2, V7.2
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  No

     Installation Rating:  Information Not Available

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this kit:

         None

       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:

         None


ECO KIT SUMMARY:

An ECO kit exists for DEC COBOL V2.6 on OpenVMS Alpha V6.2 through V7.2.

The Compaq COBOL Release Notes contain a complete explanation of this 
release.

ECO Kit COBOLAE1026 Description:

This release includes an updated compiler for OpenVMS Alpha.  To use this
updated compiler, you install the V2.6A (V2.6-496) or higher RTL.

The V2.6 release for OpenVMS Alpha included an updated compiler, an updated
RTL, and information about a new manual.  Both the compiler and RTL are
required in order to support the functionality and bug fixes listed within
the release notes.  You should continue to use the DIGITAL COBOL V2.5
documentation set with Compaq COBOL V2.6.

The V2.6A RTL is available on the Q4CY1999 SPL CD-ROM for OpenVMS Alpha.

The Compaq COBOL V2.6-1138 Release Notes contain a complete explanation of
this release.  Below is a brief description of problems corrected since
Compaq COBOL V2.6:

  o  The compiler no longer gives an assertion when processing
     /GRANULARITY for certain cases of EVALUATE.  Diagnostics for
     /GRANULARITY with EVALUATE now correctly point to the EVALUATE
     statement.  Also debug step for EVALUATE now has an additional
     step before the first WHEN clause.

  o  The compiler no longer aborts when processing /CHECK=PERFORM
     /DEBUG/NOOPT for certain cases involving programs with many
     PERFORM statements with the integration of GEM BL44.

  o  Several compiler failures with various /OPT levels have
     been corrected with the integration of GEM BL44.

  o  The compiler now correctly handles /LIST with comma lists.

  o  The compiler now correctly issues diagnostics for incorrect
     uses of ACCEPT DATE YYYYDDD and ACCEPT DAY YYYYMMDD.

  o  The compiler now correctly handles RMS special registers
     in the REPORT SECTION.

  o  GIVING and RETURN-CODE can now be used in the same routine as
     IS INITIAL.

  o  /OPT=LEVEL=0 is now correctly handled in the listing.

  o  The compiler no longer fails in certain cases when a listing
     is requested for a program with multiple program units.

  o  Diagnostic processing with COPY REPLACING and /ANALYSIS_DATA
     now works correctly.

  o  The compiler now correctly formats diagnostic summaries in the
     listing for compilations with more than one separately compiled
     program unit.

  o  The compiler now correctly handles DIVIDE WITH REMAINDER for
     cases when the operands overlap.

  o  The installation verification procedure no longer fails if the
     SYS$CURRENCY logical is set to something other than "$".


INSTALLATION NOTES:

It is recommended that you read the Compaq COBOL Release Notes before
installation.

    $ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL COBOLAE1026 

No special command is needed to restart the product.

The system/cluster does not need to be rebooted after this kit is 
installed.  
Files on this server are as follows:
»cobolae1026.README
».CHKSUM
»cobolae1026.a-dcx_axpexe
»cobolae1026.b-dcx_axpexe
»cobolae1026.CVRLET_TXT
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