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ANIMATOR’s END Directive Inputs COMMAND-LINE Parameters

PSS ID Number: Q48736 Article last modified on 06-21-1990

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

Summary: The ANIMATOR (ANIMATE.EXE for MS-DOS and PANIMATE.EXE for OS/2), supplied with Microsoft COBOL Compiler versions 3.00 and 3.00a, lets you pass a COBOL program’s command-line invocation parameters (if any) after the ANIMATOR’s END directive. If you mistakenly pass a COBOL program’s command-line parameters without first specifying the ANIMATOR’s END directive, the ANIMATOR considers the command-line parameters to be extra parameters for itself instead of for the COBOL program.

More Information: END indicates the end of the ANIMATOR directives. This directive can be followed by text for use in ACCEPT data-name FROM function-name statements, where function-name is defined in the SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph with the clause COMMAND-LINE IS function-name. The COMMAND-LINE function-name returns the command line with which the COBOL program was invoked. The ANIMATOR’s END directive is documented on Page 3-4 of the “Microsoft COBOL Compiler 3.0: Operating Guide”.

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