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  • Barbara Morris
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    Flodge, the PLIST for a SPECIAL file lets you pass additional parameters besides the five official parameters. The PLIST would have to be coded in fixed form C specs, which could be in a /copy file if the rest of the code was fully-free.

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  • Flodge
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    Like so:

    Code:
    d bufferDs     e ds                  extname(specialFile)
    
    d programName    pr
    d option                        1
    d status                        1
    d error                         5 0
    d buffer                             like(bufferDs)
    
    d programName    pi
    d option                        1
    d status                        1
    d error                         5 0
    d buffer                             like(bufferDs)



    Just replace the values for specialFile and programName.

    Also notice 'pr' and 'pi'.
    Last edited by Flodge; June 8, 2017, 05:42 AM.

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  • Scott Klement
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    Correct, SPECIAL files were never updated to give them a fully free-form equivalent.

    Instead of SPECIAL files, consider using Open Access. It's much more powerful.

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  • A.P. Veening
    started a topic What is the equivalent of a named PLIST in /Free?

    What is the equivalent of a named PLIST in /Free?

    Having read "What is the equivallent of a *Entry PLIST in /Free?" (url: http://www.code400.com/forum/forum/i...-plist-in-free) I still don't now how to replace a named PLIST in /Free. For ordinary program calls, I am perfectly capable of coding a prototype and using that. However, for SPECIAL FILEs, a named PLIST is still required as far as I can find out. Can somebody please prove me wrong?
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