General Format

[ PROGRAM-ID. program-name [ IS {INITIAL } PROGRAM ] . ]

General Rules

  1. The RESIDENT clause is an ACUCOBOL-GT extension.
  2. The RESIDENT clause specifies that the program is to remain resident in memory after its first execution. A program with the RESIDENT clause cannot be affected by a CANCEL statement. Note that the RESIDENT clause shields selected programs from the effects of a CANCEL Statement.
Note: The NOCANCEL Compiler directive has the same effect as the RESIDENT clause.