"RPG400-L" <rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on 01/20/2020
08:03:52 AM:
I know this is an old message, but I'm rather behind on my inbox.

Doesn't the INFDS contain the maximum record length ( I think the offset
into the area is 44 bytes)? I may have to duck for cover here, but the
COBOL
OPEN FEEDBACK area has this. I thought the layout of the feedback area
(file
information) was the same for any language, but I'm not
certain--especially
for SPECIAL files.


The SPECIAL exit routine is written in mainframe assembler. Thus,
the INFDS doesn't do me any good. Even if it wasn't written in assembler,
my desire was to allow the calling RPG program to use *less* than the
maximum record length. So, if there were anything equivalent to the INFDS
in the SPECIAL exit routine I don't think it would reflect the length used
by the caller. However, I do think that the SPECIAL exit interface is
missing this feature -- not that it would ever be added *now* at this late
date. ;-) But, thanks for trying to be helpful anyway.


Sincerely,

Dave Clark

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