Joined: 26 Apr 2004 Posts: 4650 Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
I think that individual sites can setup IEBGENER to work either with or without the SYSPRINT and SYSIN DD statements. Here, at this site, it doesn't work without both, but I have also worked at other sites where neither was required.
let me share something on this matter.actually IEBGENER is a utility job.So normally there is a conventional rule that the JCL shul have the SYSPRINT step also for connecting with the line printer.So still we are following the same rule.But it may not be mandatory for some installations.
please let me know,if i am wrong.You can take this in the same context as we are putting '//' to start a JCl eventhough this was happened at the time of card readers.