The segmentation module provides a capability to specify object program overlay requirements.
Segmentation provides a facility for specifying permanent and independent segments. Segmentation also allows the intermixing of sections with different segment-numbers and allows the fixed portion of the source program to contain segments that can be overlaid.
The Segmentation module is classed as an obsolete element in the ANSI'85 standard and is scheduled to be deleted from the next full revision of the ANSI Standard.
All dialects in this COBOL implementation fully support this syntax. The FLAGSTD directive can be used to detect all occurrences of this syntax.
Although it is a part of the standard COBOL definition, this module is explicity excluded from the X/Open COBOL language definitions and should not be used in a conforming X/Open COBOL source program.