WA-A-A-A-A-Y back in the days of the IBM 1132 computer system, FORTRAN variable names (and program names) were limited to 5 characters. And 4 characters you could use, in addition to letters and numerals, were %$#@. Well, I know that the AS.... er, iSer... er, Syst... er... I know that we can still use $#@ in variable names. I'll have to try _ (which seems to have replaced %) and see if it's usable.

$#@ can be used as the -first- character in a variable, just like a letter.

I'm not sure why they are restricted from use in passwords...

--Paul E Musselman

At 2:04 PM -0400 9/8/08, Mark Allen wrote (in part):

Currently the QPWDLMTCHR value is set to #$_@ and they want be to allow any

Is there any system/technical reason they should not be allowed on the 400
or was this just a "choice" made by whoever set it to this value eons ago.

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