It's amazing that IBM actually provides a "PING" command! Of course, -=real=- IBMers will use the -other- name... VFYTCPCNN (I had to look it up-- it's in the help text for PING).

--Paul E Musselman

At 12:49 PM -0500 10/14/12, Scott Klement wrote (in part):

Now, on the PC they use the term "boot", which is short for

IBM has never liked using "clever" terms like this. They like the terms
they use to be descriptive of the actual process. They prefer a name
like "Find String with PDM (FNDSTRPDM)" over a name like "grep", for
example... So "bootstrap" may be clever, but many won't understand
what it means. Initial program load (IPL) describes exactly what's
going on in plain English.

Ironically, the term "boot" is understood by more people than IPL,
today. The way our world works is strange...


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