Microsoft KB Archive/41526

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COBOL Version 3.0 Does Not Produce .GNT or Run-Time Files

PSS ID Number: Q41526 Article last modified on 04-20-1993

3.00 3.00a | 3.00 3.00a MS-DOS | OS/2

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft COBOL for MS-DOS and OS/2, versions 3.0 and 3.0a

Summary: The Microsoft COBOL Compiler Versions 3.0 and 3.0a contain support for producing .GNT or Micro Focus Run-Time type files. However, a run-time system is not supported in these versions of Microsoft COBOL, and the Microsoft Linker does not support these file types. COBOL Versions 3.0 and 3.0a support only the .OBJ file format for linking and creating executable .EXE files.

More Information: The OMF“GNT” COBOL compiler directive directs COBOL to produce an output file that is readable by the Micro Focus Run-Time System. The default is OMF“OBJ”. This is used for LINKing to LCOBOL.LIB in MS-DOS, or PCOBOL.LIB in MS OS/2 protected mode, to produce the .EXE executable file. The OMF“type” directive is discussed on Page 2-38 of the “Microsoft COBOL Version 3.0: Operating Guide.”

Additional reference words: 3.00 3.00a Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.