Booth

At 04:36 PM 10/18/97 -0400, you wrote:
>on 10/18/97at 01, the Great and Grand  Wazir Vern Hamberg
><hambergv@goldengate.net> said:
>
>We have a huge monolithic (50 file spec :^( would you believe) program
>that writes dates derived from UDATE into 3 2-byte fields for YY,MM,DD
>
>While this is probably not your case,  I have had fields emptied
>unexpectedly, too.  On a few sparse occasions it turned out that someone
>had solved their problem by using B for blank-after in column 39 of an
>Output spec.  
>
>My real question though is:  why are you deriving YY, MM, & DD from UDATE? 
>Why not just use *YEAR, UYEAR, UMONTH, & UDAY in the first place?

Oh, such are not the kind of questions we ask about 12-year old code, do
we? <bg>

Anyway, thanks, I'll look at that, too. However, I don't think this program
has any O-specs for writing to the files, and probably no printer output,
but it's definitely worth looking at.

Cheers

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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