PL/I (Roman Numeral 1) as opposed to PL/1
On Saturday, 97/04/19, "James M. McInvale" wrote to All about "PL/I
(Roman Numeral 1) as" as follows:
M> The correct name is PL/I (note the Roman Numeral 1) and not PL/1.
Yes, most of us knew that already. ... :-)
M> Look at PL/I specific DD names, such as PLIDUMP, etc and note it is
M> not PL1DUMP.
Actually, PL1DUMP was used with F-Level PL/I, and the OS Optimizer
looks for PL1DUMP if it fails to find PLIDUMP.
It might have been better to mention that many built-in functions and
subroutines that provide system services have names that begin with
PLI. This would be less IBM-specific; there are non-IBM platforms that
support PL/I too. Indeed, a lot of Stratus users say their machines
support PL/I better.
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