|Date: ||Mon, 30 Jun 1997 10:12:24 PDT|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Tim Berryhill 3rd time <TWB2%Rates%FAR@BANGATE.PGE.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: /* Considered Harmful|
John, Just for the record, in the One True OS, the combination /* in columns 1
and 2 terminate an in-line dataset (unless you code the JCL DLM option). The
most common in-line dataset is SYSIN, which is the source. I think this catches
us dinosaurs once or twice a decade when we start a /* comment in column 1 and
MVS ignores the rest of the program.
Tim Berryhill - Contract Programmer and General Wizard
TWB2@PGE.COM or http://www.aartwolf.com/twb.html
Frequently at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., San Francisco
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----------------------[Reply - Original Message]----------------------
Sent by:John Herbert <herbertj@BRE.CO.UK>
> /* Operating System Pre-emption:
>The '/*' character combination is a reserved reference in certain
>environments (specifically, /* Jurassic Iron, but there's a lot of it
>still around). I understand that it is possible to specify alternate
>handling of this character combination under mainframe environments, but
>this introduces yet another barrier to code portability.
--Are you saying that in some environments, if you *type* "/*" you'll have
problems? If it's in the code, there should be no problem.