COBOL Program An example program demonstrating the use of Condition Names (level 88's).

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IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID.  Conditions.
AUTHOR.  Michael Coughlan.
* An example program demonstrating the use of 
* condition names (level 88's).
* The EVALUATE and PERFORM verbs are also used.

DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01  Char               PIC X.
    88 Vowel           VALUE "a", "e", "i", "o", "u".
    88 Consonant       VALUE "b", "c", "d", "f", "g", "h"
                             "j" THRU "n", "p" THRU "t", "v" THRU "z".
    88 Digit           VALUE "0" THRU "9".
    88 ValidCharacter  VALUE "a" THRU "z", "0" THRU "9".

PROCEDURE DIVISION.
Begin.
    DISPLAY "Enter lower case character or digit. No data ends.".
    ACCEPT Char.
    PERFORM UNTIL NOT ValidCharacter
        EVALUATE TRUE
           WHEN Vowel DISPLAY "The letter " Char " is a vowel."
           WHEN Consonant DISPLAY "The letter " Char " is a consonant."
           WHEN Digit DISPLAY Char " is a digit."
           WHEN OTHER DISPLAY "problems found"
        END-EVALUATE
    END-PERFORM
    STOP RUN.