I not only use PDM as an /operations tool/ but for customer support.
I always hated signing on to any customer system where PDM was not
available. Of course the most important thing for that, was being
absolutely *sure* I reviewed and/or replaced the options file to avoid
accidentally invoking something horribly wrong [e.g. AJ for me is
WRKACTJOB, but it could mean anything in someone else's options file].
Sadly I did something like that recently, but the options on the
customer system were for some reason not alphabetic; Eeeek! I did not
look into that. I think that some people in IBM support are going to
really hate their jobs if they notice the WRKxxxPDM features become even
more scarce on systems.
Seems like a good opportunity for a tool vendor or an open source
project. Maybe then there could be a /position-to/ in the options and
something enabling options to be active specific to the level of LIB vs
OBJ vs MBR. And perhaps actual commands with CMD() parameters that
implement ADD & CHG for the user defined options; maybe there was some
design limitation that I am not aware of, for which UIM panels versus
command panels were preferred.?
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