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Tagging conditional statements like IF, DO, SELECT
Statements like IF - ELSE - ENDIF, SELECT, LOOPs should have tag (or Id) assigned to the beginning and end (and if required in between).
IF#1: IF (cond1)
IF#1-1: IF (inner-condition 1)
IF#1-2: IF (inner-condition 2)
IF#1-3: IF (inner-condition 3)
IF#Cond4: IF (inner-condition 4)
IF#PrtIsY: IF (inner-condition 5)
The Tag will make the analysis work much easier - either manual or by means of an analysis tool. It helps identify the end of such blocks and track scope of variables inside etc.
I know that the compiler output (spool file) could generate indentation (probably with a pipe | symbol) but yet we need this.
In fact, Tagging should be made mandatory for such conditional statements.
Tag name should be allowed a minimum of 10 characters and its prefix should be a reserved (fixed) one - TAG, TG#, T#, IF#, DO# etc. (any or all of these could be allowed) and the rest could be anything meaningful & logical.
Compiler too can issue error/warning messages if the TAGs are out of order, if a TAG misses its pair, if duplicate tag names coded etc.
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