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Default is: NONUMBER

Abbreviations are: NUM|NONUM

If you request NUMBER, the compiler checks columns 1 through 6 to make sure that
they contain only numbers and that the numbers

are in numeric collating sequence. (In contrast, SEQUENCE checks the characters in
these columns according to EBCDIC collating

sequence.) When a line number is found to be out of sequence, the compiler

assigns to it a line number with a value one higher

than the line number of the preceding statement. The compiler flags the new value
with two asterisks and includes in the listing a

message indicating an out-of-sequence error. Sequence-checking continues with the

next statement, based on the newly assigned

value of the previous line.

If you use COPY statements and NUMBER is in effect, be sure that your source
program line numbers and the copybook line numbers

are coordinated.

If you are doing a batch compilation and LIB and NUMBER are in effect, all programs
in the batch compile will be treated as a

single input file. The sequence numbers of the entire input file must be in ascending

Use NONUMBER if you do not have line numbers in your source code, or if you want
the compiler to ignore the line numbers you do

have in your source code. With NONUMBER in effect, the compiler generates line
numbers for your source statements and uses those

numbers as references in listings.