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      Description

      This rule applies whenever an IF statement is followed by one or
      more ELSEIF statements; the final ELSEIF should be followed by an ELSE statement.

      The requirement for a final ELSE statement is defensive programming.
      The ELSE statement should either take appropriate action or contain
      a suitable comment as to why no action is taken. This is consistent with the
      requirement to have a final OTHERS clause in a CASE
      statement.

      Noncompliant Code Example

      IF RESULT > 0.
        PERFORM do_something.
      ELSEIF RESULT = 0.
        PERFORM do_something_else.
      ENDIF.
      

      Compliant Solution

      IF RESULT > 0.
        PERFORM do_something.
      ELSEIF RESULT = 0.
        PERFORM do_something_else.
      ELSE.
        PERFORM error.
      ENDIF.
      

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              ann.campbell.2 Ann Campbell
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