The problem isn't how to extend VxxRxxMxx. (at least not for another 80 years). It's how to program the remaining fields from VxRxMx to VxxRxxMxx. Therefore if an application developer is already assuming that positions 1,3,5 contain VRM then they'll get their winkie stepped on if they adopt your format. Theoretically an R could still increment in funny fashion. Like this chronological order: V3R0M5, V3R1M0, V3R6M0, V3R2M0, V3R7M0. So it is nice to have some separation. Another example would be this order: Domino 5.0.10, 6.0.1, 5.0.11, 6.5.1, 5.0.12, 6.0.2, 6.5.2, ... Where they kind of finger off but sooner or later slam back together or die off. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com GKern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 12/14/2004 03:31 PM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject Re: The Day the Music Dies (was: RE: backup spool file) Couldn't IBM just replace VxxRxxMxx with W00001 (or W0001(001)), and use sequential increments (ie 2 , 3 etc)? As long as 'W' comes after 'V' wouldn't this solve the collating seq problem? If not I'm definately missing something (which isn't the first time), and there is no need to explain it to me now, as hopefully by the time this becomes an issue, I'll be retired and drinking margaritas on a golf course somewhere in Florida. Regards, Jerry Gerald Kern IBM Certified AS/400 RPG IV Developer & RPG IV Programmer MIS Project Leader, Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator The Toledo Clinic, Inc. 4235 Secor Road Toledo, OH 43623-4299 Phone 419-479-5535 gkern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ***** This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.-- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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