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Re: ASCII support in z/OS

Eric Herman via perl5-porters
July 27, 2016 11:07
Re: ASCII support in z/OS
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Hello John,

On 26-07-16 16:00, John Alvord wrote:
> Just a side note... IBM Tivoli Monitoring has some SQL type tables with
> mixed ASCII and EBCDIC columns. Really had to grind some Perl logic to
> dump the data.

Do you have thoughts on whether it makes sense to put the results of 
that "grinding" into some form of automated smoking?

I'm thinking it might be easier than trying to get access to a big piece 
of iron to set up smoke testing on.


> John Alvord
> On Jul 26, 2016 6:32 AM, "Carroll, Sandra E (Sandra)"
> < <>> wrote:
>     It depends,
>     I know I use no ASCII in any scripts (no need for it)  I'm using
>     perl for system usage.   I'm working with z/OS EBCDIC Datasets, RACF
>     and other files that are native EBCDIC. I need my files stored and
>     maintained as EBCDIC.  If it doesn't break that, I have no opinion.
>       If it breaks that and starts creating files in in ASCII on z/OS
>     then I have a problem.
>     Websphere is a royal PITA due to its asci support.
>     Sandra

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