wacarder at usit.net
Tue Mar 1 19:53:27 CST 2005
> >> C6 A4 83 92 40 C9 C2 D4
> See an EBCDIC code chart...
> >> Somewhat related, there once was a company named "Outer Products"
> >> that produced lovely geek T-shirts. One I remember -- it said:
> >> (.)(.) IKF4084
> Ashley> Ok, Paul, my secret decoder ring doesn't seem to be working.
> Ashley> How long before you decode this for us?
> OS/360 Messages and Codes says IKF is a Cobol compiler message. The
> COBOL manual says (going from memory here -- it's not on Al's site):
> IKF4084-I -- Questionable use of parentheses accepted
> with doubts as to meaning
> I haven't a clue what kind of code a compiler would generate when it
> spits out a message like that. My guess is that this is what you get
> if you feed it the source line "(.)(.)" but I haven't actually tried
Dang it. I've been in DEC/PDP-11/ASCII mode. Let me switch
my gears back to IBM/EBCDIC/COBOL mode and figure it out.
I'll be back later!
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