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prino
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Always nice when someone listens

Post by prino » 30 Jul 2013 21:47

I've had some suggestions for added functionalities to XYplorer accepted (codepages and UTC dates), but today I was very pleasantly surprised to read about the new version of my favourite programming language, PL/I. The announcement, IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.4 offers new function and improved performance, contains one paragraph that says:
The ALLOCATE built-in function is extended so that an AREA may be specified as an optional second argument thereby allowing users to allocate arbitrarily sized chunks of storage from AREAs as well as from heap storage. (*)
And why was I so pleased? Because I actually suggested this extension. Very happy bunny! :mrgreen:

(*) I know, this is total gobbledygook for most of you, but in essence it means that this extension gives the programmer the option to delete entire linked lists or tree-structures in a single PL/I statement that translates to one single IBM z/OS assembler instruction!
Robert AH Prins
robert.ah.prins @ the.17+Gb.Google thingy
At last, a tiny bit of programming here... :mrgreen:

jamesraykenney
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Re: Always nice when someone listens

Post by jamesraykenney » 20 Dec 2013 22:17

Congratulations!!!
It is always nice when someone listens!

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