• Subject: RE: Can a PF have >1 record format?
  • From: "Shaw, David" <dshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:48:48 -0500


Which is of course one of the reasons why they shouldn't be used in new
designs.  However, they do provide a functional way to externally define
files while continuing to use Dark Age programs with them.  Heck,
program-described files and relative record number access perform better
than externally-defined files and keyed access, but that doesn't stop most
people from using them.

Dave Shaw
Spartan International, Inc.
Spartanburg, SC
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-----Original Message-----
From: Al Barsa, Jr. [mailto:barsa2@ibm.net]

At 11:36 AM 1/11/01 -0500, you wrote:

Multi-format LF's were the path that IBM provided for System/3 users to 
come over to the System/38, but they are not stellar performers.

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