Accession Number : ADA136584

Title :   Writing TSO (Time Sharing Option) Commands in Fortran.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Hausner,A

PDF Url : ADA136584

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : By having various assembler routines interface facilities not normally available in Fortran, TSO (time sharing option) commands are easily written in Fortran. Major interface routines written at Harry Diamond Laboratories are described in detail, with some helpful hints for using them. Minor routines, including some written in Fortran, are briefly described. Some general useful techniques for writing commands are also presented. Finally, three examples are given to illustrate the techniques: (a) SYSOUT, written to provide a copies keyword for a sysout file, (b) READN, to inhibit printing a user's response to a read(for, say, a password), (c) COMPRESS, for compressing a PDS (partitioned data set) in place. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Time sharing, *Computer programs, *Fortran, *Subroutines, Interfaces, High level languages, Debugging(Computers), Maintainability, Input output processing, Productivity, User manuals

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE