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X 8.1.1 BASIS Statement




X The BASIS statement is an extended source program library statement. It
X provides a complete COBOL program as the source for a compilation.


X A complete program can be stored as an entry in a user's library and can
X be used as the source for a compilation. Compiler input is a BASIS
X statement, optionally followed by any number of INSERT and/or DELETE
X statements.


 X  ___ Format _____________________________________________________________ 
 X |                                                                        |
 X | >>__ _________________ __BASIS__ _basis-name_ ______________________>< |
 X |     |_sequence-number_|         |_literal-1__|                         |
   |                                                                        |
   |________________________________________________________________________|

X sequence-number

X Can optionally appear in columns 1 through 6, followed by a space.
X The content of this field is ignored.


X BASIS

X Can appear anywhere in columns 1 through 72, followed by basis-name.
X There must be no other text in the statement.


X basis-name, literal-1

X It is the name by which the library entry is known to the system
X environment.


X For rules of formation and processing rules, see the description under
X literal-1 and text-name-1 of the "COPY Statement" in topic 8.1.4.


X The source file remains unchanged after execution of the BASIS statement.


X Note: If INSERT or DELETE statements are used to modify the COBOL source
X program provided by a BASIS statement, the sequence field of the COBOL
X source program must contain numeric sequence numbers in ascending order.

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