[AccessD] Brain Fart regarding arrays
jbartow at winhaven.net
Sun Jan 8 16:06:09 CST 2023
IBM 360/40 - the first computer system I learned.
From: AccessD <accessd-bounces+jbartow=winhaven.net at databaseadvisors.com> On Behalf Of Rocky Smolin
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2023 9:37 AM
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Subject: Re: [AccessD] Brain Fart regarding arrays
Yeah, that's how I controlled the disk drive; I can't remember why I needed to do that - seek specific sectors; but I read the IBM manual and figured it out. That was 1968. The University had just bought an IBM 360/40. Since I was the only one on campus who knew how to work the thing, I got to be the Systems Manager. My first paid job in computing.
The year after I wrote my first commercial product using the school's resources of course. Delivered to customers on a deck of punched cards.
On Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 10:41 PM Stuart McLachlan <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg>
> IBM Channel Command Word?
> On 7 Jan 2023 at 22:23, Rocky Smolin wrote:
> > P.S. Next stumper - The acronym CCW just came to mind. Do you know
> > what that one was? What its function was? Hint: you used BAL to>
> manipulate it.
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