Language Environment is the prerequisite run-time environment for applications generated with the following IBM compiler products:

  • z/OS XL C/C++
  • OS/390 C/C++
  • C/C++ Compiler for MVS/ESA
  • AD/Cycle C/370 Compiler
  • VisualAge for Java, Enterprise Edition for OS/390
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS & OS/390
  • COBOL for OS/390 & VM
  • COBOL for MVS & VM (formerly COBOL/370)
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS & OS/390
  • VisualAge PL/I for OS/390
  • PL/I for MVS & VM
  • VS FORTRAN and FORTRAN IV (in compatibility mode)

In many cases, you can run compiled code generated from the previous versions of the above compilers. A set of assembler macros is also provided to allow assembler programs to run within Language Environment.

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For z/VM compilers, see z/VM Compilers.


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