Larry!

Too cool! I've read Bruce's book - almost cover to cover. It's fantastic. (I'll take another Dr. Pepper, Bruce!) Of course, the plot is a little thin and the characterization lacks something - except in the discussion on character sets and CCSIDs.

Ducking!

Vern

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From: Larry Ducie <larry_ducie@xxxxxxxxxxx>


Scott, Richard, Simon, Bruce, Vern, Terrence,

You have convinced me enough to go back to the docs and re-evaluate my
understanding of user spaces.

For too long my perception has been clouded by the implementation of them in the
last place I worked that I confess I didn't think I needed to go back to basics
and read the full documentation on them. In this case RTFM is quite applicable
and appropriate. It would appear that a user space in QTEMP with the auto-extend
attribute set and direct pointer manipulation may well be the way to go for me.
It would appear to combine the benefits of a temporary stream file
(auto-extensibility) with the speed and ease of a pointer. If only it supported
text conversion on the write. But hey, that's why we have iconv() I guess. :-)

Hmmm...

Bruce, I'll take a look at your book - promise!

Have a great weekend guys!

Larry Ducie

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