• Subject: Re: Procedures/Sub-Procedures
  • From: "Nelson C. Smith" <ncsmith@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 23:37:52 -0500

I use a similiar file with five 10-byte key fields and a 1024 byte data
field.  It is unbelievably useful for anything you can dream up.  Every day
I find more places to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: HwaRangRon@aol.com <HwaRangRon@aol.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: Procedures/Sub-Procedures


>In a message dated 11/16/99 3:13:26 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>boothm@earth.goddard.edu writes:
>
><< But more to the point, once the file was in place I discovered it is
> awfully handy for storing other values too.  The keys can be anything that
> is useful to provide the needed flexibility and follow-through.  The
> problem with the Data Area solution was that it is a one-at-a-time sort of
> solution.
>
> I'm thinking that making that solution into a procedure has great
> potential? >>
>
>Booth,
>We call that the Defaults file. Does exactly what you are describing. I
>wonder if they were developed separately, or if we have people that have a
>shared background? I think it happens all the time in R & D that like ideas
>are generated/created by different teams, but it's pretty amazing to see it
>in action.
>
>I'll definitely move the access to the defaults file into a procedure as
part
>of the new release. We're using it all over in place of data areas.
>
>Ron
>
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