Generated Code Files

Generated code files are created by the Compiler's generate phase when requested. These files are portable to the same chip-set, but are operating system dependent. Generated code files cannot be shared between processes; if two different programs call, at the same time, a subprogram compiled to generated code, a separate copy of that subprogram is loaded into each process's virtual memory space, and run.

A generated code file is dynamically loaded and executed by the run-time system. Generated code files are typically many times faster than .int files.

Generated code files have the extension .gnt ; for example myprog.gnt. The phrase ".gnt file" is often used as a synonym for the phrase "generated code file".

Programs are compiled using the cob -u command; see COBOL System Interface (Cob) for details.