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PI71968: THE DWARF DEBUG INFORMATION IN A PROGRAM OBJECT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE CORRECT FOR 88-LEVEL ITEMS WITH TRAILING SPACES.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The DWARF debug information in a program object does not appear
    to be correct for 88-level items with trailing spaces.  The
    program executes correctly, but Debug Tool is consequently
    unable to determine if the test in an IF statement against the
    88-level item is true or false.  Debug Tool shows an incorrect
    boolean value for field with trailing spaces.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of Enterprise COBOL 5.2, compiling     *
    *                 and debugging programs with Debug Tool,      *
    *                 where the programs being debugged contain    *
    *                 level 88 items associated with an            *
    *                 alphanumeric, or numeric edited,             *
    *                 conditional variable, and where the value    *
    *                 of the level 88 item is specified using a    *
    *                 figurative constant.                         *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Incorrect Debug Tool behavior:          *
    *                      Debug Tool may sometimes report that    *
    *                      the level 88 item is true instead of    *
    *                      false, and vice versa.                  *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply the provided PTF.                      *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The compiler was sometimes generating incorrect DWARF debug
    information for condition names defined with figurative
    constants.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The compiler was updated to generate correct DWARF debug
    information for condition names defined with figurative
    constants.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI71968

  • Reported component name

    ENT COBOL FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655W3200

  • Reported release

    520

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-11-08

  • Closed date

    2016-11-22

  • Last modified date

    2016-12-01

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PI71984 UI42823 UI42825 UI42824

Modules/Macros

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    IGYCDMAP IGYCEN$D IGYCEN$R IGYCEN$0 IGYCEN$1 IGYCEN$2 IGYCEN$3
    IGYCEN$4 IGYCEN$5 IGYCEN$8 IGYCFGEN IGYCFREE IGYCINIT IGYCJA$D
    IGYCJA$R IGYCJA$0 IGYCJA$1 IGYCJA$2 IGYCJA$3 IGYCJA$4 IGYCJA$5
    IGYCJA$8 IGYCLIBH IGYCLIBO IGYCLIBR IGYCLSTR IGYCLVL0 IGYCLVL1
    IGYCLVL2 IGYCLVL3 IGYCLVL8 IGYCMALL IGYCOSCN IGYCPGEN IGYCRCTL
    IGYCRDPR IGYCRDSC IGYCREAL IGYCRWT  IGYCSCAN IGYCSIMD IGYCUE$D
    IGYCUE$R IGYCUE$0 IGYCUE$1 IGYCUE$2 IGYCUE$3 IGYCUE$4 IGYCUE$5
    IGYCUE$8 IGYCXREF IGY8RWTU
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    ENT COBOL FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655W3200

Applicable component levels

  • R520 PSY UI42823

       UP16/11/26 P F611

  • R521 PSY UI42824

       UP16/11/29 P F611

  • R522 PSY UI42825

       UP16/11/29 P F611

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Document information

More support for: Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

Software version: 520

Reference #: PI71968

Modified date: 01 December 2016