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steve-myers

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:19 pm
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In the Mainframe Wiki section, in the section Mainframe Definitions/IBM Definitions, there is a headline "Catch." It should be "Cache."

For "Buffer Pool," I would prefer something like "A group of identical buffers that can be used interchangeably."

For the headline "Catalog" I would like to see something like "A directory of data sets that specifies their location."

The headline, "Data set," "Data stored on disk or magnetic tape. A data set differs from a 'file' as used in Linux, Unix and Windows, in that it has a defined format, as opposed to a file that is just a collection of data with no defined format."

The headline "Condition Code" Should be split into two headlines

Condition Code (Hardware)

A two bit data area that many instructions set to summarize the result of executing the instruction. For example, an Add instruction may set the condition code to 00 to indicate the result of the instruction is 0, 01 to indicate the result is negative, 10 to indicate the result is greater than 0, or 11 to indicate the result represents an overflow; it is greater than the capacity of the output area.

Condition Code (Software)

A 12-bit binary value many programs set to indicate the result of running the program. This code is often referred to as a return code.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:59 pm
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These are really nice finds. We have added your suggestions.

Any more contributions? icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:16 pm
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dump terminals

Anything in the budget for smartening-up the English?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:33 pm
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hahaha, Nice find...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:00 pm
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If I'm going to the wiki page nothing is displayed at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:06 pm
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Try from another browser: ibmmainframes wiki
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:03 pm
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Internet Explorer is working, Firefox not.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:27 pm
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If anyone else facing this problem, please reply.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:30 pm
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Solved.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:47 am
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In the mainframe software list, it might be a good idea to add a qualifier at the start - for example

There are thousands of software products for IBM mainframe systems. This list concentrates on products intended for use with the IBM z/OS operating system. It is far from complete, and it does not include products for other z/Architecture operating systems such as z/VSE and z/VM.

In the ISPF section you might add

A major subsystem in ISPF is the Program Development Facility (PDF). PDF provides components to edit, view and manage data in the z/OS environment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:44 pm
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We have added your second suggestion.
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