Program/file names offer only very limited space for indicating program function, which is why you should take advantage of the ability to specify
TITLE. Omitting the
TITLE statement will result in a default, uncommunicative
TITLE value being
printed at the top of each page of the source listing. Instead, you should write an expressive title that gives a clear impression of the program's
This rule raises an issue when a there is no
TITLE before the
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. Ideally,
be the first line of a program, but it cannot be placed before compiler options.
Noncompliant Code Example
* Copyright (c) 2012 MyCo. All rights reserved. *> Noncompliant
* Copyright (c) 2012 MyCo. All rights reserved.