The utility of computer programs is derived from their capability to perform repetitive tasks accurately and quickly. To do so, a programmer codes a processing loop. A processing loop is simply something in your program that happens over and over. The word loop comes from what it looks like in a flowchart. The flow of your program keeps looping repeatedly until some specified condition is reached. In this hour, you learn the basic steps you need to create processing loops in COBOL. The following topics are discussed:
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Figure 10.1 shows a simple processing loop. You can follow ...