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Mainframe - Cobol

Never truncate data in MOVE statements - 7688

A bug has been fixed with regard to the Cobol rule Never truncate data in MOVE statements - 7688 and a change has been made to the way in which numeric signs are handled to avoid false positive violations of the rule:

  • The first "-" is now considered as the sign.
  • Commas are now detected as decimal points.

 As a result of these changes, some impact to existing results is to be expected when re-analyzing existing source code: false positive violations will be reduced, therefore changing grades but providing improved accuracy.