• Subject: Re: Legacy code. Was:Dates
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:28:02 -0400

YES,  the RPG (I) was  developed for the System 360 and  NOT  to  use the
RPG cycle was  viewed as radical.

At 04:21 PM 9/17/97 +0000, you wrote:
>>Wasn't the RPG cycle developed for the S/360 before the days of S/3????
>
>I believe you are correct, however my S/360 experience was limited to
>COBOL, FORTRAN and Assembler in college.  There was no RPG in my school
>(RPI), but that makes my school no different from virtually every other
>school today.
>>
>>> On a System/3 Model 6, the difference in using the cycle, or not
>>> was the difference in getting the program to fit into 5K or not!!!!!
>>
>>Hmmm... I remember the S/3 models as 8, 10, 12, 15, 15D.  The _super_
>>15D could run TWO programs CONCURRENTLY!!!!!   WOWSIE!!!!!  :^)
>>Anyway, what was the model 6?  Card only?  Were there others?
>
>The first two models of the S/3 were models 6 and 10.  Model 6 was to be
>card only (our's never had cards!) and 10 was to be disk only.  Our model 6
>had an IPL run deck!, not that we had a card reader.
>
>There was also a model 4, which was a souped up model 6 with CCP,  It
>didn't sell very well.  
>
>One day, I was having performance problems, so a substitute CE came in, and
>said that I needed to have the disk heads aligned.  Within ten minutes
>after he left, I had three disk failures!  Those three disks (with visible
>scars) are mounted outside my computer room today.
>
>Al
>
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Glenn
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