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Fatal Errors

Fatal errors cause immediate termination of the compilation. These errors normally occur as the result of invalid options specified on the command line or when the compiler cannot access a specified file.

Fatal error messages conform to one of the following formats:

A251 FATAL-ERROR -
    ACTION: Action
    FILE: Filename
    ERROR: Message
A251 TERMINATED.

or

A251 FATAL-ERROR -
    ACTION: Action
    PARAMETER: Parameter
    ERROR: Message
A251 TERMINATED.

or

A251 FATAL-ERROR -
    ERROR: Message
A251 TERMINATED.

where:

Action Is the operation that was being performed when the error occurred.
LineNumber Is the line number where the error was detected.
Filename Is the name of the file in which the error was detected.
Parameter Is the option that caused the problem or that is near where the error was detected.
Message Is a short summary of the error.
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