• Subject: RE: How to tell if a program is active?
  • From: "SIMS, KEN" <KSIMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 12:02:41 -0500

Hi Roger, et. al. -

>Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 14:42:59 -0800
>From: Roger Boucher <RBoucher@stanpac.com>
>Subject: RE: How to tell if a program is active?
>
>That's a good idea, except when the program bombs it leaves the value
>there... on the other hand, that COULD be what you want sometimes?

How about a combination of a lock and a value?  If the job can't get the
lock, the program is active.  If it can get the lock but the data area is
not blank, the previous execution bombed or was canceled.  If it can get the
lock and the data area is blank, the previous execution completed normally.

Ken
Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Inc.

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