• ON 1 in COBOL

    From Arnold Trembley@21:1/5 to All on Wed Nov 10 19:06:41 2021
    Lately there have been no usenet postings in any of the groups I follow,
    which makes me wonder if my provider is having a problem, or if my
    account has expired.

    For anyone who worked with IBM OS/VS COBOL, you might have encountered a first-time switch in the procedure division via the "ON 1" statement.

    There are a couple of interesting discussion threads in the GnuCOBOL
    forums mentioning "ON 1". I even contributed by locating an online
    OS/VS COBOL manual with the full syntax for the ON verb.

    Enjoy.


    Where did the ON verb dissappear to? https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/lounge/thread/eeb7391cca/


    Converting OSVS-MF Cobo programsl to GnuCOBOL 2.2 (AIX 7) https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/help/thread/9a15394cc9/



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  • From Clark F Morris@21:1/5 to arnold.trembley@att.net on Wed Nov 10 22:33:06 2021
    On Wed, 10 Nov 2021 19:06:41 -0600, Arnold Trembley
    <arnold.trembley@att.net> wrote:

    Lately there have been no usenet postings in any of the groups I follow, >which makes me wonder if my provider is having a problem, or if my
    account has expired.

    Your provider, like mine - Forte-Agent may not have implemented TLS
    1.2 security protocol (encryption as I recall) and in my case that
    means I lost the feed from ibm-main so I had to change from no-mail to
    mail to keep up with it. I don't understand the details but it has to
    do with receiving messages from newsgroups (I also don't know how
    Usenet works). I am going to look for another provider and am open to suggestion for ones based in either the United States or Canada.

    Clark Morris

    For anyone who worked with IBM OS/VS COBOL, you might have encountered a >first-time switch in the procedure division via the "ON 1" statement.

    There are a couple of interesting discussion threads in the GnuCOBOL
    forums mentioning "ON 1". I even contributed by locating an online
    OS/VS COBOL manual with the full syntax for the ON verb.

    Enjoy.


    Where did the ON verb dissappear to? >https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/lounge/thread/eeb7391cca/


    Converting OSVS-MF Cobo programsl to GnuCOBOL 2.2 (AIX 7) >https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/help/thread/9a15394cc9/

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  • From pete dashwood@21:1/5 to Arnold Trembley on Thu Nov 11 17:10:34 2021
    On 11/11/2021 14:06, Arnold Trembley wrote:
    Lately there have been no usenet postings in any of the groups I follow, which makes me wonder if my provider is having a problem, or if my
    account has expired.

    For anyone who worked with IBM OS/VS COBOL, you might have encountered a first-time switch in the procedure division via the "ON 1" statement.

    There are a couple of interesting discussion threads in the GnuCOBOL
    forums mentioning "ON 1".  I even contributed by locating an online
    OS/VS COBOL manual with the full syntax for the ON verb.

    Enjoy.


    Where did the ON verb dissappear to? https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/lounge/thread/eeb7391cca/


    Converting OSVS-MF Cobo programsl to GnuCOBOL 2.2 (AIX 7) https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/help/thread/9a15394cc9/




    Hi Arnold,

    I remember using external switches in COBOL on an ICL 1901A and an IBM
    360-30 back in the 1960s...

    typically... (COBOL)

    IF SWITCH-1
    READY TRACE.

    If anything hung or crashed, the SOP was for the Operator to set switch
    1 and re-run it. There were 24 switches taking one "word" of storage.

    typically ... (Operator CLI - later, GEORGE)

    ON 1
    EXEC <whatever>

    On the IBM 360s these switches were held in a byte in the Communication
    area of the 8KB OS... (Yes, really... we had 32KB of total memory... and
    ran the business (invoicing, stock control, reporting, etc.) in that.

    I seem to remember using dials and buttons to set them.

    You dialed up the address of the switch byte and then selected the bit
    you wanted, which lit up on the console display lights. To set it, you
    pressed: System reset, ROAR Reset, and Start. Then checked it was lit.

    There were 8 switches available.

    Happy Days!

    Pete.

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  • From Joe@21:1/5 to pete dashwood on Fri Nov 12 22:27:20 2021
    On Thu, 11 Nov 2021 17:10:34 +1300, pete dashwood <dashwood@enternet.co.nz> wrote:

    On 11/11/2021 14:06, Arnold Trembley wrote:
    Lately there have been no usenet postings in any of the groups I follow,
    which makes me wonder if my provider is having a problem, or if my
    account has expired.

    For anyone who worked with IBM OS/VS COBOL, you might have encountered a
    first-time switch in the procedure division via the "ON 1" statement.

    There are a couple of interesting discussion threads in the GnuCOBOL
    forums mentioning "ON 1". I even contributed by locating an online
    OS/VS COBOL manual with the full syntax for the ON verb.

    Enjoy.


    Where did the ON verb dissappear to?
    https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/lounge/thread/eeb7391cca/


    Converting OSVS-MF Cobo programsl to GnuCOBOL 2.2 (AIX 7)
    https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/help/thread/9a15394cc9/




    Hi Arnold,

    I remember using external switches in COBOL on an ICL 1901A and an IBM
    360-30 back in the 1960s...

    typically... (COBOL)

    IF SWITCH-1
    READY TRACE.

    If anything hung or crashed, the SOP was for the Operator to set switch
    1 and re-run it. There were 24 switches taking one "word" of storage.

    typically ... (Operator CLI - later, GEORGE)

    ON 1
    EXEC <whatever>

    On the IBM 360s these switches were held in a byte in the Communication
    area of the 8KB OS... (Yes, really... we had 32KB of total memory... and
    ran the business (invoicing, stock control, reporting, etc.) in that.

    I seem to remember using dials and buttons to set them.

    You dialed up the address of the switch byte and then selected the bit
    you wanted, which lit up on the console display lights. To set it, you >pressed: System reset, ROAR Reset, and Start. Then checked it was lit.

    There were 8 switches available.

    Happy Days!

    Pete.

    UPSI switches I believe?

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  • From pete dashwood@21:1/5 to Joe on Sun Nov 14 12:03:57 2021
    On 13/11/2021 11:27, Joe wrote:
    On Thu, 11 Nov 2021 17:10:34 +1300, pete dashwood <dashwood@enternet.co.nz> wrote:

    On 11/11/2021 14:06, Arnold Trembley wrote:
    Lately there have been no usenet postings in any of the groups I follow, >>> which makes me wonder if my provider is having a problem, or if my
    account has expired.

    For anyone who worked with IBM OS/VS COBOL, you might have encountered a >>> first-time switch in the procedure division via the "ON 1" statement.

    There are a couple of interesting discussion threads in the GnuCOBOL
    forums mentioning "ON 1".  I even contributed by locating an online
    OS/VS COBOL manual with the full syntax for the ON verb.

    Enjoy.


    Where did the ON verb dissappear to?
    https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/lounge/thread/eeb7391cca/


    Converting OSVS-MF Cobo programsl to GnuCOBOL 2.2 (AIX 7)
    https://sourceforge.net/p/gnucobol/discussion/help/thread/9a15394cc9/




    Hi Arnold,

    I remember using external switches in COBOL on an ICL 1901A and an IBM
    360-30 back in the 1960s...

    typically... (COBOL)

    IF SWITCH-1
    READY TRACE.

    If anything hung or crashed, the SOP was for the Operator to set switch
    1 and re-run it. There were 24 switches taking one "word" of storage.

    typically ... (Operator CLI - later, GEORGE)

    ON 1
    EXEC <whatever>

    On the IBM 360s these switches were held in a byte in the Communication
    area of the 8KB OS... (Yes, really... we had 32KB of total memory... and
    ran the business (invoicing, stock control, reporting, etc.) in that.

    I seem to remember using dials and buttons to set them.

    You dialed up the address of the switch byte and then selected the bit
    you wanted, which lit up on the console display lights. To set it, you
    pressed: System reset, ROAR Reset, and Start. Then checked it was lit.

    There were 8 switches available.

    Happy Days!

    Pete.

    UPSI switches I believe?

    Thanks Joe, that is exactly what they were. I had forgotten... User
    Program Switch Indicators if memory serves me correctly.

    Pete.

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