• Subject: RE: V4R5 PTF for displaying file I/O stats as default
  • From: "Sims, Ken" <KSIMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 13:28:11 -0500

Hi Walden -

>Since the majority of customers use the ILE environment, this PTF would
>cause problems for them.  
>
>I'd be interested to know the opinion of the list. Are the MAJORITY of
>customers using ILE? I doubt it.

I see three erroneous things:

1. IBM's assumption that the majority of customers are using the ILE
environment.  While *perhaps* the majority are using languages that are ILE
capable, I agree with you that it is doubtful that the majority are actually
using ILE capabilities, particularly the use of multiple activation groups
in jobs.

2. IBM's assumption that customers who are using multiple activation groups
are going to be more interested in the activation group information than in
the I/O information.  We aren't doing a lot with different activation
groups, but even where we are, when I look at the open file information
99.99% of the time I want to see I/O information, not activation group
information.

3. IBM's statement that "this PTF would cause problems for them" for
customers using the ILE environment.  The only "problem" is that if they
want to see activation group information, they have to press the function
key.

My conclusion ... IBM screwed up by changing the screen to show activation
group information by default and don't want to admit it, so they're trying
to justify it.

Ken
Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Inc.
Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of
my employer or anyone in their right mind.

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