Date: Tuesday 18th December 2007 10:44:06 UTC (over 10 years ago)
When I was programming on MVS around 1987, the assembler we were using was IEV90. IBM have come up with new names since then. Given that my code is all compatible with IEV90, and if it wasn't for the AMODE, RMODE and GETMAIN LOC=BELOW, it would also be compatible with IFOX, is there any reason why I shouldn't make IEV90 the assembler I use in my procedures? If IBM were to release MVS/XA, then this would work out of the box. It's similar to coding in C90 instead of C99. The code works on more platforms. If there's no reason to use extensions, then I don't want to. I most certainly want the modules to be marked ANY/ANY, so I do want an assembler that supports those constructs. Any reason to not go ahead and change all my JCL to that? I can't call IBM's procs, because the assembler is part of a compile proc already, and you can't get one proc to call another proc (I believe). BFN. Paul.