June 22, 2004

A small sample

JCL stands for Job Control Language, and it's been around since the 50's. It hasn't changed much over time, which means that computer jobs written decades ago still run perfectly today.

I'm (re)learning JCL as part of my new project, and here's a couple choice tidbits from the reference book:

"The role of JCL sounds complex and it is - JCL is downright difficult."
No sugarcoating here, nosireebob!
"This book will explain JCL, but it won't try to make you like it because JCL is not a likable language."
My head hurts, but I'm having fun! Posted by Ted at June 22, 2004 08:00 PM
Category: Square Pegs

I thought you were just an amateur expert on BDSM, not a devotee!


Posted by: Victor at June 22, 2004 09:07 PM

Hogwash. JCL is not that tough there just isn't anyone still working, besides myself and a few others, that emembers it.
The things is once you wrote JCL you almost never changed it so it faded real fast unless you did it a lot and most of those guys are long retired.
I wish I was long retired too.

Posted by: Starhawk at June 24, 2004 07:42 PM
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