IBM CMS dumpfile idiocy
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Wed Dec 16 13:43:29 CST 2015
On 12/16/2015 11:11 AM, Dave Wade wrote:
> CMS TAPE files are not intended to be used by other systems and the format
> is undocumented (well except a little in the source code) and has changed
> several times as disk formats have changed.
I've been on the receiving end of this before--several times. Damned
inconsiderate programmers with no thoughts of the future. Undocumented
Right now, I'm puzzling over a QIC tape that was apparently made early
on using Sytos, but the header doesn't match any version of Sytos that
I've seen. Wonderful.
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