On Nov 17, 2011, at 14:35, Bernd Oppolzer wrote:
> The PL/1 preprocessor is IMHO the most powerful tool to do such things,
> but maybe you don't have it, if you have no PL/1 licensed.
> The ASSEMBLER macro processor will not work, because you cannot
> extract the result and send it to the COBOL compiler, AFAIK.
> The C preprocessor would work, if you have it. I believe that C belongs to
> z/OS, so you don't need to license it. But the C preprocessor is very
> and somewhat restricted. Don't know if it serves your needs.
I believe that LE is now the C runtime environment, so you can run compiled
programs without licensing C. C itself is priced separately, and I suspect this
applies to the preprocessor.
> So maybe you will have to write your own. This can be done using REXX or
> C or any other language - even COBOL. I would use C, others maybe REXX.
Or use existing art: