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- ASCII COBOL programming language. May refer to the ASCII COBOL
compiler. This is an implementation of the ANSI X3.23-1974 COBOL standard with
- A Revolve user who has been given the rights to configure projects as
single user or shared and to authorize any additions or deletions of data that
may be necessary.
- Active project
- The active project is the project that is open and currently being
used. Only one project can be active at a time.
- Annotation path
- The annotation path specifies which directories Revolve will write
and read user applied annotations. The default directory is \revolve\redb.
- Code Flow view
- The Code Flow view provides a flow chart of the calling
hierarchy of the paragraphs and sections in a COBOL program. It can also depict
fall throughs and dynamic branching.
- Complete Project dialog
- The Complete Project dialog allows the user to fill in gaps in
a project due to missing programs, copybooks, etc. This is a process which
should precede any system wide analysis.
- A component is a single source file. When loaded into a project, it
has a type which can include BMS, COBOL, DBD, MFS, PSB, or JCL. Copybooks,
includes, procs, and control-cards are not considered components.
- Data Impact
- The effect, or impact, that a data modification will have on the
integrity of the system. For example, the variable "A" needs to be
enlarged; however, in another area of the source code "A" interacts
with "B." The user should consider the data impact when making
the modification and determine if "B" should also be enlarged.
- Data Definition Language
- Defines DMS 1100 schemas by specifying names and attributes of areas,
sets, records, and data names stored in a DMS database. DDL consists of basic
clauses and combinations of clauses used by the DDL processor to create
Management Communications Area (DMCA)
- Program buffer through which DMR passes information to the user
- Data Management Routine
- On-line routine that access and updates the database.
- Data Management System
- Database system for the Unisys OS 1100 system based on CODASYL
specifications. The DMS 1100 manages mass storage device database files.
- See Usage counter.
- Execution Simulator
- The Execution Simulator provides a mechanism for analyzing the
control flow in a system. Revolve traces the path through programs and screens.
- Executive Control
- A Unisys language used for constructing jobs that compile or run
programs on 1100 series systems.
- An extension is the DOS file type used for copybooks, includes, and
proclibs. The default extensions include ".lib", ".cop",
".cpy", and ".cbl".
- Impacts occur when source code elements are modified and that change
effects other source code elements in the system.
- Information Browsers
- A group of dialog boxes used to present information about various
types of elements and relationships in the system.
- Integrated Editor
- An editing tool that supplies the user with direct and unlimited
access to source code. Changes to source code can be implemented singularly or
across an entire application. Also appears in encapsulated form as the
Split Screen Editor.
- Inventory view
- The Inventory view provides a graphical view of COBOL and JCL
components. The COBOL inventory shows the main program, copybooks, include
files, and databases. The JCL/ECL inventory represents the job/run, steps,
devices/files, executables, and dds.
- Live fall-through
- A fall through to a label that can be performed somewhere in a
program. For example, if a program has a statement "PERFORM INIT."
then any fall through past the "INIT" label would count as one live
- The Match button is located on the edit bars in most of
Revolve's interfaces. Always preceded by an edit field and sometimes by a type
drop-down listbox. Allows for search criteria to be specified.
- In some Revolve-based products, someone needs to meter your
application code before you can process that code using the Revolve-based
product. Only one person needs to meter the code and it is then available for
everyone to process. To meter code, you need write access to the metering
control file and you need an enabled usage
- Metrics tool
- The Metrics tool features methods for calculating several statistical
measures of complexity.
- New Programming
- Integrated facility that compiles language programs such as COBOL and
FORTRAN. NPE has separate front-end language compilers, but uses a common code
generator, linking system, run-time system, and programmer advanced debugging
system (PADS) for all languages. Formally known as the Universal Compiling
- NPE COBOL
- Formally known as UCOB, the term now used is NPE COBOL. This is an
implementation of ANSI-85 COBOL with Unisys extensions.
- Options appear in some browsers and tools and allow the Revolve user
to adjust the way information is displayed. Normally accessible from the
Options button, located on the button bar. There are also Options
available from the Utilities menu, specific to users and administrators.
- Power key
- The F1 through F12 function keys can be assigned user-defined
- A project contains the parsed representation of all the components
that have been loaded. It is contained in a file with the extension
- Project Manager
- The Project Manager window is the control panel for the active
project. It is used to view and manipulate the components of a project.
- Project path
- The project path specifies which directories contain the component
databases. The default directory is \revolve\redb, but component databases can
exist in other directories or on other machines.
- Regular Expression
- A language for specifying patterns that match a sequence of
characters. Regular expressions consist of normal characters which match the
same character in the input, character classes which match any single character
in the class, and other characters which specify the way that parts of the
expression are to be matched against the input.
- Relational Data
Management System (RDMS)
- Unisys relational data management system. A software product that
manages relations as a component of the Universal Data System (UDS).
- A text based document created by a script
- Revolve Query Language: database language specifically designed to
answer questions about source code.
- The plan or definition for the logical structure of a Unisys
- Screen view
- The Screen view provides an image of a BMS or MFS screen as it
would appear on a terminal.
- Scripts are programs that automate activities in Revolve. There are
many scripts provided with the product.
- Search Directory
- A Search Directory is a directory on the local system that is
identified as containing files of a certain type. The Automatic Component
Locator uses search directories to locate and load files.
- Security key
- See Usage counter.
- Selected Element
- A description of the selected element appears at the bottom of the
desktop. An element is selected by right clicking on the element in any tool or
browser and choosing Select.
- Hierarchical collection of record types in a database.
- Source path
- The source path specifies which directories contain copybooks,
includes, and proclibs. It needs to be set so that these files can be found and
included during parsing.
- Source view
- Provides a display of the source code. The Source view shows a
logical view of the source files, including COBOL and JCL, with copybooks and
include files interleaved.
- Speed Menu
- The pop-up menu for the selected item. This menu appears when you
right-clicks the mouse button on the selected item.
- Split Screen Editor
- The encapsulated version of the Integrated Editor that appears when the
View Source Code button is pressed. Allows access to source code for
- Status bar
- The status bar is located at the bottom of the desktop window and at
the bottom of some Revolve interfaces. It contains several objects which
provide quick access to important information and functions. The right hand
side of the status bar provides a display of the selected element.
- A subproject is a collection of individually specified items that
are taken from a Revolve project to be analyzed and modified in specific ways.
- Identifies a subset of areas, sets, records, and data names defined
in the database schema available to user sessions.
- Subschema Data
Definition Language (SDDL)
- Language that describes the DMS database to application programs.
Consists of clauses and combinations of clauses used by the SDDL processor to
create subschemas. Translates a source subschema into a set of interpretative
tables and a series of records to be included by the DML program.
- System view
- Depicts the calling relationships between all JCL jobs, programs,
screens, and databases in the project.
- The class of an element. For example, cobol_state_move is the type
for COBOL move statements, and cobol_label_para is the type for paragraphs.
- UCS COBOL, also known as, NPE COBOL. This is an implementation of
- Usage counter
- A usage counter, also known as a dongle or security key, resembles
the plug by which a printer is plugged into a computer.
- You receive a usage counter with the Metering Administration pack. If
you (or your systems administrator) have not already ordered one of these
packs, and you need to meter code, please contact your sales representative.
- In some Revolve-based products, the code is metered by means of the
usage counter, which is credited with a number of lines of code. When someone
meters code, the usage counter must be attached to the back of that person's PC
and then the counter is debited by the appropriate number of lines.
- See also metering.
- Individuals with access to analysis tasks and no administrative
- The Revolve wildcard character is an asterisk (*). It appears by
default in most Match edit boxes. It establishes
similar strings in Match searches.
- Holds the points of interest that
you identify when analyzing your application. The worksheet keeps track of
what's of interest and the decisions made. You can record details on each point
of interest, such as the reasons for it being of interest, what sort of problem
it represents, and what further treatment it needs if any.