Jazz Language Reference. Preface

About This Document

JazzLRM_... is a series of web pages describing the Jazz programming language in detail, forming the design specification of the Jazz language during Jazz development and providing right-click Help after implementation. This document, JazzLRM_Preface, is an introduction to the Jazz Language. It will be helpful to read these LRM pages in conjunction with the User Guide pages, JazzUG_

 

Where the LRM series provide a specification, the UG series provide a general description of how to use Jazz for programming, illustrating concepts and showing simple examples in a tutorial style.  Use the LRM series like a dictionary to find out the rules, use the UG series like a textbook for learning the system concepts.

Jazz Language Reference - Organization

The first section, Introduction, should be read first. Later sections are designed for reference rather than tutorial, and can be read in any order. The document contains four sections:

 

Section 1         Introduction

Describes the terms and introduces the concepts that are used in these pages to describe the Jazz Language. What is a Comment? A Statement? A Program?

 

Section 2         DEFINE

Describes the DEFINE statement and its options. This gives MANASYS Jazz its power and is its most important statement.

Section 3: Jazz Statements

These pages are also used as on-line Help when you right-click a statement.

All statements except Assign start with a keyword.

ACCEPT

Assign

CALL

CASE

CLOSE

COBOL

CONTINUE

COPY

DEFINE

DELETE

DISPLAY

END

EXIT

FOR

GET

HANDLE

IF

INITIALIZE

INVOKE

PARAGRAPH

PERFORM

PRINT

PROCESS

PROGRAM

REPORT

ROUTINE

SEARCH

SEND

SET

SUBPROGRAM

TPRINT

UPDATE

WRITE

 

Section 4         Topical Reference

Describes a few Jazz features that apply to several statements: