Here we use an iterator-id paragraph GetEven to return the even numbers in the m-FibonacciArray
class-id Fibonacci.Class1 static. data division. working-storage section. 01 m-FibonacciArray binary-long occurs any static. method-id FibEvens static. procedure division. set content of m-FibonacciArray to (1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144) display "Even numbers in the Fibonacci sequence:" perform varying evenNumber as binary-long through self::GetEven display evenNumber end-perform goback. end method. iterator-id GetEven yielding res as binary-long static. perform varying i as binary-long through m-FibonacciArray if i b-and 1 = 0 set res to i goback end-if end-perform stop iterator *> stops the iterator explicitly end iterator. *> end of method stops the iterator implicitly end class.
The following is a similar example, but uses the self syntax to allow iteration directly through the current class (that is, the class in which the iterator appears).
class-id Fibonacci.Class2. method-id main static (args as string occurs any). try declare max as binary-long = binary-long::Parse(args) declare fibs = new Fibonacci(max) perform varying i as binary-long through fibs display i end-perform catch display "Bad command line" end-try end method. end class. class-id Fibonacci. 01 MaxNumber binary-long. method-id new (#max as binary-long). set MaxNumber to #max end method. iterator-id self yielding res as binary-long. set res to 1 exit iterator declare frst as binary-long = 0 declare second as binary-long = 1 perform until exit compute res = frst + second if res > MaxNumber stop iterator end-if move second to frst move res to second exit iterator end-perform end iterator. end class.
See also the Iterators sample, which is available from Start > All Programs > Micro Focus Visual COBOL > Samples, under COBOL for .NET .
If you specify parameters in the iterator header, you must not include a procedure division header in the body of the iterator.
The STOP ITERATOR statement stops the iteration.
This statement is not needed if the next statement is END ITERATOR.