Siemens BS2000 COBOL Syntax Support

When the DIALECT Compiler directive is set to BS2000 or BS2000-OFFLOAD, the syntax listed in this chapter is accepted by your COBOL system for compatibility with Siemens BS2000 COBOL. Many features found in Siemens BS2000 COBOL exist already in this COBOL implementation, marked as ANS85. Some of the compatibility syntax listed in this chapter is identical to standard COBOL syntax, but behaves differently if you set the DIALECT Compiler directive to BS2000 or BS2000-OFFLOAD when you submit your source code to your COBOL system. See the COBOL85 (BS2000) COBOL Compiler Reference Manual for a full description of the Siemens BS2000 COBOL syntax.