COMMENT


COMMENT or #


Inserts a comment into a command stream or user command.

Syntax

Comment [text]
# [text]

Parameters


Text Information composing the comment text. If the last nonblank character is an ampersand (&), comment text is continued onto the next line. Default is that a record containing only the string "comment" is inserted in the command stream.

OPERATION

     The COMMENT command allows you to include an explanation about the
     purpose of commands or the logic used in job listings produced on
     hard copy devices.  It is also used to create job headings.  After
     the COMMENT command is entered, it can be followed by a message
     made up of any ASCII characters.

     In place of the COMMENT command, you may enter the pound sign
     (#) to indicate a comment line.

     This command may be issued from a session, job, program, or
     in break.  Pressing [break] has no effect on this command.


EXAMPLE(S)

     The following example of a job heading employs a comment:

     !JOB MAC.TECHPUBS
     !COMMENT -- This is a sample job
     !FORTGO MYPROG
     !EOJ

     Or, to use the pound sign, you would enter:

     !JOB MAC.TECHPUBS
     !# -- This is a sample job
     !FORTGO MYPROG
     !EOJ

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commands:   Job