The Question is:
According to DCL Help, symbol data types available are basically just string
Is there any way to use a longword or double type in order to calculate numbers
that are greater than 2x32.
Do I need to code my own program to do the calculations and output the numbers.
And is there any way to represent floating point with DCL?
The Answer is :
DCL supports longword integers and strings. Longwords are 32 bits.
There is no DCL-provided mechanism to calculate with non-integer
values, nor with values that exceed a longword.
You will want to code your own program, as DCL is not particularly
suited to this task. In theory, you could code DCL routines to
provide multiple-precision arithmetic, but the results would be
neither pretty nor speedy.
DCL is appropriate for file and string manipulations, but if you want
to do numbers, please use a compiler or a calculator -- freeware or
shareware executable images that provide for calculations from within
DCL procedures have been referenced in newsgroups in the past.