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From: Matt Austern (austern_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-27 19:10:36

Beman Dawes wrote:

> At 10:40 AM 1/25/2002, George A. Heintzelman wrote:
> ... mention of version numbers ...
> Don't the traditional IBM mainframe operating systems also have such a
> concept? I think they may be called "generation data sets" or similar.
> That's from 30 years ago, but I'm under the impression that descendents of
> those OS's are still in heavy use.

I've only used one IBM mainframe OS, and it didn't have version numbers.

VMS, on the other hand, does have version numbers. VMS is an interesting
test case for a path manipulation library, because it differs in many
ways from what we're used to in UNIX/Windows.


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