This strikes me as an unfortunate implementation by IBM, but as it has
probably been that way since release 1 of S/38 CPF days I doubt anyone is
going to want to change. As WAITRCD is defined as INTEGER mapping the
special value of *NOMAX to -1 when passing the parameter to the CPP (rather
than 32767 and mapping that to an iffy nomax) would be clearer (from an
implementation point of view) as to the intent.

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 10:19 AM Howie, Bill <BHowie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Thanks for the info. I wasn't happy with either time frame. I would much
rather it issued a message immediately so we would have known about it
hours earlier. I was taking the 32,767 value literally and wondering,
since that calculated out to 9 hours, why it didn't issue an error message
at around 9am yesterday morning. I was surprised to read in the help text
for the parameter that *NOMAX actually meant 32,767, and when I saw that, I
took it to mean exactly that. I didn't realize that IBM sometimes puts
values on things like that but really truly means there is no maximum time.

Thanks very much for your help!

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