Standard Options

The standard options enable you to control certain compile time options, such as verbose output and renaming the object file.

The following compiler options are supported in Enterprise Developer when using ccbl (Windows) or ccbl32 and ccbl64 (UNIX) from the command line or the ACUOPT Compiler directive. 1

Option Definition
-e This option must be followed by a file name (as the next separate argument). When specified, this option causes the error listing to be written to the specified file instead of the screen. This file is removed if no errors are found.
-o This option must be followed by a file name (as the next separate argument), which becomes the name of the object file instead of source-name.acu. This file is removed if the compiler detects errors in the source.

This option has multiple applications:

  • If it is the first and only option on the command line, then the compiler runs in "Version" mode. Using -v, you can display version information, the copyright notice, and other information.

  • Otherwise, if it is used in combination with other options, it causes the compiler to be verbose about its progress.

Because -v is the lead-in sequence for the video options, this option should be specified by itself.

-w This option causes warning messages to be suppressed (a warning condition is never a fatal compilation error). Suppressing warning messages can be helpful when you are converting programs from another COBOL dialect that uses slightly different syntaxes.
-x This causes the CBLFLAGS environment variable to be ignored.