AFP is designed to drive printers efficiently. Older style resources are
stored and called by their 8 character token names. These resources are
loaded and managed by that name. PSF/400 and MVS/PSF use the first
occurrence/first found of the resource named to locate and load it. After
that you can change library names as much as you want and the resource
won't be reloaded. That's how CRTAFPDTA works on PSF/400 and ACIF on MVS.
Unless your printer's PSFCFG's Resource retention . . . . . . . RSCRET
*YES is switched to *NO, PSF/400 will also maintain resources across
spool files. So printing a job with Oldlib/S1pagseg to a printer and then
following with a job with Newlib/S1pagseg to the same printer session,
gets the oldlib version both times. If you want longer names, you can use
Open Type /True Type fonts or AFP object containers. To use the object
container support, you could convert the page segs to IOCA or JPG format,
storing on the integrated file system, then use AFPRSC in DDS to
reference. This would seem to be overkill for a clean up project.
Advisor, Solutions Engineering
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