Re: Re[2]: Killer -Reply

Subject: Re: Re[2]: Killer -Reply
From: "Shalanna (Denise) Weeks" <dgweeks -at- SPDMAIL -dot- SPD -dot- DSCCC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 17:24:54 -0600

> I can honestly say I've never heard "abend" in my whole life. If I ever
> Is it a term mostly used outside of America?

It's an old IBM mainframe hacker term. Kind of a portmanteau term for
"abnormal end."

I guess it's because I started in the workplace back when the PC was just
invented, and the mainframe dominated. There were massive volumes of
abend codes to be looked at when you got a core dump. . . .


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