This section holds an overall specification of the computer used for the purpose of the compilation and execution of the program. There are in all 3 paragraphs in this section, namely, the source-computer, object-computer and the special names.
This paragraph identifies the name of the computer used to compile the COBOL program. Below is the form of this paragraph.
For illustration, if ICL 1901 is to be used for compiling the COBOL source program, this paragraph must be as shown:
The Object-Computer paragraph explains the computer on which the program is to be executed. Below is the syntax for this paragraph.
[, MEMORY SIZE interger-1]
[, PROGRAM COLLATING SEQUENCE IS alphabet-name]
[, SEGMENT-LIMIT IS interger-2].