natural programs with an internal SORT? The IBM’ers are so used to SORTing a file in a JCL deck before inputting it into a program.
Doing a Natural program internal SORT is not that bad from what I can understand. Just a couple of extra lines of code within the program, change the END-READ to END-SORT, and you get the sorted results that you wanted. You can then remove the IBM SORT code in the JCL deck.
What about this?