Re: Help needed on Term

Subject: Re: Help needed on Term
From: Roger Mallett <roger -at- CSICAL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 09:03:55 -0700

Joseph is dead on the money.


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Roger Mallett
Control Systems
(714) 458-5040 x 239

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>From: Joseph McRoy (Roy) Anderson[SMTP:royanderson -at- IBM -dot- NET]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 7:54 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: Help needed on Term
>
>
>Ellen,
>
>Yes, "user exit" is a legitimate programming term in widespread use for
>over thirty years. It functions as you described it, as predefined
>"hooks"
>upon which a client firm's programmers can "attach" custom programming
>code
>to further expand client-oriented functionality.
>
>The IBM term "user macro exit" was served the same function within
>large-scale
>mainframe circles. Don't know if it is still in use, but should you
>encounter
>the term, replace it with "user exit".
>
>Ellen Gorlow wrote:
>>
>> In the documentation I'm editing (translated from a German original) the
>> following is called a "user exit": A place in a program where you can
>> attach your own piece of programming.
>> Can anyone confirm if "user exit" is the correct term to use.
>> Ellen Gorlow
>> Technical Writer
>> Viasoft
>> egorlow -at- viasoft -dot- com
>>
>
>~~~
>
>
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