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initialize undefined variables

Morgan_L_
Beginner
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Having uninitialized variables is, of course, poor practice but inevitable.  Using options like Qzero is not much better.  Zero is too forgiving.  On legacy hardware (e.g., CDC 7600) I would always preset memory to infinite or indefinite values because the use of such values in ANY arithmetic operation immediately threw a MODE error.  The question is then twofold:

(1) is there a way to set undefined variables scalars and arrays to a characteristic value that if used in an arithmetic operation will cause an immediate error, and

(2) what is a hex value that will result in such behavior.

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Steven_L_Intel1
Employee
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The only choice we offer here is zero or, for floating point, a "signaling NaN", For integers, zero is your only option. /init:snan /init:arrays is probably what you want (but this requires a current version.)

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