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    Cobol-problem

    I am studying cobol on my own but have a serious problem,hope somebody can help me:
    data division.
    working-storage section.
    01 tval pic 999.
    01 redefines tval.
    03 pic x.
    03 sign pic x.
    01 ascii pic 999.

    procedure division.
    main.
    move 0 to tval
    display "enter sign"
    accept sign no beep
    move tval to ascii
    display "sign is:" ascii
    stop run.

    The problem is in the working-storage section. Why not just write:
    01 sign redefines tval; pic xxx.
    I 've tried this but it doesn't work pretty good,got the wrong result. But why???

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    forgot something very important:
    01 tval pic 999 usage binary !!!!!!!!!!!

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    The answer is simple...

    DONT USE COBOL!!!!!!!!!

    Delphi! C++! VB! DB! EVEN QB! JUST DONT USE IT! FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!!!
    Why? The often unanswerable question. If it is unanswerable, why answer it?

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    VB and QB? I think not...

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