Display-less computing was Re: TOP POSTING

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 18:15:25 CST 2015

On Sat, Dec 12, 2015, Robert Rissell wrote:
> The batch job consisted of a Batch Number for accounting, the keyword-coded
> header card(s) to tell the computer what to do with the following cards
> such as Compile, Link, Execute then Output for a Fortran source.
> Following the source you would find the cards
> listing the input for the program, such as a list of accounts and amounts
> to be added
> together or sorted.

So you could have the same batch job compile AND run the program? That
kind of surprises me. Must have saved a lot of time that way.

        Eric Christopherson

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