1.3.2 Indicator Area
Use the indicator area to specify:
See "Continuation Lines" in topic 220.127.116.11, "Comment Lines" in
topic 18.104.22.168, and "Debugging Lines" in topic 22.214.171.124.
- The continuation of words or nonnumeric literals from the previous
line onto the current line
- The treatment of text as documentation
- Debugging lines
The indicator area can be used for source listing formatting. A slash
("/") placed in the indicator column will cause the compiler to start a
new page for the source listing, and the corresponding source record to be
treated as a comment. The effect may be dependent on the LINECOUNT
compiler option. For information on the LINECOUNT compiler option, see
the IBM COBOL Programming Guide for your platform.
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