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March 26, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 12

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TOP STORY: The CL Corner: Support Variable-Length Parameters with Commands
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Feature Article - Programming
 
The CL Corner: Support Variable-Length Parameters with Commands

We continue our quest for reusable code with CL.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In the previous CL Corner column, "Create Reusable Code," we created the TRMLFTCHR command. This command accepted a 10-byte character variable whose value was a numeric representation such as returned by the CHGVAR command when converting a TYPE(*DEC) CL variable, removed any leading zeros found in the numeric value, and returned the remaining character string left-adjusted and blank-padded. In this article, we will look at how to enhance the TRMLFTCHR command to support a CL character variable of virtually any length.


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Feature Article - Application Software
 
IBM CloudBurst Offers Cloud Services Literally in a Box

Services and hardware complement each other to get enterprises up and running in a cloud environment.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Stephen King wrote a short novel called The Mist about New Englanders trapped in a supermarket enshrouded in fog that hides dangerous creatures. I can't help but think of this story when I read IBM literature about the cloud.


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