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dchristensen

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Compile an assembler program in Mainframe Express
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I'm trying to compile an assembler program in Mainframe Express
so that I can test program changes, but am having problems because I'm missing MACRO files in that environment. I found the binary MACRO modules on the mainframe, but that doesn't help me much on my workstation. Is there a standard place where I might find the source for the macros on the mainframe so I can download them to my local environment?
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject:
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I found the binary MACRO modules on the mainframe,
Huh? A MACRO is, by definition, source code and does not exist in any other form. What are you calling "binary MACRO modules"?

And which macros are you needing?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject:
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Hello David and welcome to the forum,

Does your workstation have an IBM mainframe assembler? If not, i suspect the assembler macros won't be usable. . .

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I found the binary MACRO modules on the mainframe,
The macro libraries are typically source code, not binary. The system support people should be able to tell you what the macro library(ies) are named. Typically one writes assembler code and invokes macros to expand a small bit of code to something larger.

Possibly we are not talking about the same sort of macro?
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CICS Guy

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject:
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Robert Sample wrote:
A MACRO is, by definition, source code and does not exist in any other form.
dick scherrer wrote:
The macro libraries are typically source code, not binary.
It has been quite a while since I worked on a VSE system, but I do seem to recall that A.macros were pre-processed into E.macros, not exactally human readable.....
If I mis-remembered, feel free to correct me....

BTW dchristensen, what operating system is on your mainframe?
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject:
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I've never had to use macros on VSE so I've learned my quota for today it appears! icon_smile.gif
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