The SKIP1, SKIP2 and SKIP3 statements control the vertical spacing of the source code listing produced by your COBOL system.
They specify the lines to be skipped in the source code listing.
- The statement can begin in area A or in area B, must be the only statement on the line
and can optionally be followed by a period.
- SKIP1 tells your COBOL system to skip one line (double spacing). SKIP2 tells your COBOL system to skip two lines (triple spacing).
SKIP3 tells your COBOL system to skip three lines (quadruple spacing).
- The SKIP statement itself is not printed.