At 11:15 PM 10/21/97 -0400, you wrote:
>At 10:32 AM 10/21/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>RE: Job Control
>
>>For any submitted job that I have that relies upon a previous submitted job,
>>I'll always try and use job switches, before having to create my own
>>semaphores.
>>
>Phil,
>Aren't job switches local to a given job? How do you carry switches set in
>one submitted job to another submitted job?

Job switches aren't used very much today.  They came from the System/3 (or
possibly before, but that's where I started).  When you submit a job, they
can be specified specifically, or the default is to take them from the
*JOBD.  When CL was upgraded from the System/38 to the AS/400, many
parameters of the SBMJOB command were upgraded from *JOBD to *CURRENT, but
the SWS parameter was not changed (as they are not used heavily).  The
upgrading of the default parameters from *JOBD to *CURRENT simplified
coding, but broke many programs when they were converted from S/38 mode to
native.

Al



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