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What is the equivalent of a named PLIST in /Free?

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  • What is the equivalent of a named PLIST in /Free?

    Having read "What is the equivallent of a *Entry PLIST in /Free?" (url: http://www.code400.com/forum/forum/i...-plist-in-free) I still don't now how to replace a named PLIST in /Free. For ordinary program calls, I am perfectly capable of coding a prototype and using that. However, for SPECIAL FILEs, a named PLIST is still required as far as I can find out. Can somebody please prove me wrong?

  • #2
    Correct, SPECIAL files were never updated to give them a fully free-form equivalent.

    Instead of SPECIAL files, consider using Open Access. It's much more powerful.

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    • #3
      Like so:

      Code:
      d bufferDs     e ds                  extname(specialFile)
      
      d programName    pr
      d option                        1
      d status                        1
      d error                         5 0
      d buffer                             like(bufferDs)
      
      d programName    pi
      d option                        1
      d status                        1
      d error                         5 0
      d buffer                             like(bufferDs)



      Just replace the values for specialFile and programName.

      Also notice 'pr' and 'pi'.
      Last edited by Flodge; June 8th, 2017, 05:42 AM.

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      • #4
        Flodge, the PLIST for a SPECIAL file lets you pass additional parameters besides the five official parameters. The PLIST would have to be coded in fixed form C specs, which could be in a /copy file if the rest of the code was fully-free.

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