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prasadplease

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Wow....I didn't know that!!!
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Hi all,
One more for all the mainframe gurus.
Every once in a while we stumble upon something we didn't know for a long time.

Which was your Wow...I Didn't know that!!! moment.

Note : Make sure that you are not talking about custom rexx/clist.

Prasad.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Everything is WOW about Mainframes
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Everytime I get new assignment in Mainframes I always say "WOW ! I didn't know that".
but At end of every project they say you are mainframe expert icon_wink.gif
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prasadplease

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Everything is WOW about Mainframes
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lonerusher wrote:
but At end of every project they say you are mainframe expert icon_wink.gif


How Modest!!! icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject:
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something we didn't know for a long time


How about the short time you knew about that something ?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Wow....I didn't know that!!!
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prasadplease wrote:
Every once in a while we stumble upon something we didn't know for a long time.
Which was your Wow...I Didn't know that!!! moment.

Dunno, never had one icon_lol.gif
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Bill O'Boyle

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Wow....I didn't know that!!!
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I can recall when I first saw the potential problems that could arise with the COBOL compile option NUMPROC(PFD), introduced with VS/COBOL II, especially when using it against data from an outside source.

The effects on addressing packed-decimal data are very subtle and its use must be 100% justified. Otherwise, the potential pitfalls can burn you.

IMHO, using the default NOPFD outweighs PFD.

Sometimes, you learn the hard way as we all have the opportunity to fail.... icon_eek.gif

Bill
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Wow....I didn't know that!!!
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At end of every project they say you are mainframe expert

why complain...
once upon a time You were declared an expert as soon as You were able to order the relevant manuals icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Wow....I didn't know that!!!
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At end of every project they say you are mainframe expert

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. . .
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject:
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I had this feeling Wow....I didn't know that!!! when I started reading "smart DFSORT tricks"

and the latest one is when I was trying to run mainframe jobs from blackberry mobile. Now im more lazier as i dont have to log in to submit jobs icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject:
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When a person reads a manual before asking me about something.

The rare occasion that Management a) listen b) understand c) make a decision based on merit rather than for their short term benefit.

Off-host/PC environments can work for a day without crashing

Security say 'yes'
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