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Nic Brough

Member Since 20 Jun 2000
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2007 04:33 PM
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Current function in global functions

30 July 2003 - 03:55 PM

I think I'm probably being a bit dense here, but is there a way to return the current function in logic inside a global function?

@FUNCT returns the calling function instead of the global function - is there an equivalent for globals? Or another way of knowing?

We're on Version 4.0 on VMS at the moment.

Thanks in advance, Nic

VMS end of life and possible problems.

07 April 2003 - 08:37 PM

Hi all,

My erstwhile employers have been dodging pro-iv upgrades for ages now, despite everyone's attempts to get them to upgrade, they haven't done it yet. And yes, everything is unsupported, hardware, software, the whole lot!

We're using OpenVMS 7.1-1h1 and Version 4.0 r5.2.6 (yes, 4.zero. on a mission critical server. superb idea I think!)

According to the pro-iv site, the following works:
VMS 7.1 Pro 4.0
VMS 7.2 Pro 4.0 and 5.0 (both of which have issues apparently)
VMS 7.3 Pro 5.0

So, I've got a couple of questions...

First, I got asked today "Why doesn't Pro-v4 work on VMS7.3?". I couldn't answer (but I'm a coder, not an OpenVMS guru). Is there any reason that it doesn't work? Or is it just that Pro-IV systems don't want to support it?

Second, what are the issues (if there are any other than the ones on Pro-IVs website?) with running V4.0 on VMS 7.2? We don't really use the GUI, so we're not too bothered about that. In fact, does 4.0 run at all? 4.6 does, but I've not seen much about V4.

Thanks, Nic

p.s. Hi Aled!