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What does VS stands for in VS COBOL ?

 
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mkk157

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: What does VS stands for in VS COBOL ?
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please let me know what is the full form of VS in VS COBOL, I try to search in the existing questionaire, But I fail to get it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject:
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Usually "Virtual Storage"
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What does VS stands for in VS COBOL ?
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Hi william,

R u sure about it ? I also have the same answer with me. Even for this also I did not get the confirmaiton in my search. please confirm it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject:
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Sorry, can't locate a manual old enough.... icon_sad.gif
But like many other people on this forum, I was working mainframes before there was a "VS" and do remember what the letters originall meant... icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject:
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Morning Bill: may be this will do for TS.

VS = virtual storage = thin air for a lot of money icon_lol.gif aka SWAP and overlay. Did that at an Olivetti DE 525 (7K octal OS incuded).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Re: What does VS stands for in VS COBOL ?
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most propably VS stands for, VS: Visualized Source
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What does VS stands for in VS COBOL ?
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narendra_12d wrote:
most propably VS stands for, VS: Visualized Source
Must be a young'n..... icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:16 am    Post subject:
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I could swear I heard VS as Virtual System, as in VS1 amd VS2. But IBM sometimes leaves the acronym and changes the meaning.

The forerunner of JES3, ASP, was an acronym for Attached Support Processor until it was changed to Asyncronous Support Processor.

But for VS/COBOL I've seen it described as Virtual Storage in an IBM Pub.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Another forerunner of JESn was HASP which stood for the Houston Automatic Spooling Program (or sometimes Package). If you look around, i believe you can still see $HASP messages in JES2.

And before MVS, and MVT, and MFT, there was DOS (not DOS/VSE, just plain old DOS) and the spooling software in that environment was called POWER (which was the acronym for Priority Output Writers, Execution processors, and input Readers) - which was - you know - Jes icon_biggrin.gif

And before that, we didn't need no stinking spool. Real programmers allocated devices directly. . .

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