Use $SET statements if your program is affected by particular circumstances that none of the other programs in an application
$SET directive["parameter"] ...
where the parameters are:
- A Compiler directive whose phase is identified as "syntax check". It cannot be a generate phase directive. Multiple directives
must be separated by spaces.
- A qualifier to
directive. It must appear in one of the following forms:
- "parameter" - can contain spaces
- (parameter) - cannot contain spaces
parameter must not be preceded with an equals sign (=)
- The $ character must be in column 7.
- $SET statements must not be terminated with a period (.).
- $SET statements cannot be continued onto a new line, but it can be followed by additional $SET statements.
- Some directives must be set at the start of the program; these are known as initial $SET statements. They can precede or follow
other $SET statements, but must come before any other statements.
- When a directive is specified on a statement after the initial $SET statements, the directive affects compilation from that
- Dialect-controlling directives must be on an initial $SET statement. Once you have set a dialect, you cannot unset it later
in the program.
If your program requires a specific currency symbol that none of your other programs need, start the program with the line: