What the Heck is JCL and Why Does It Look so Funny?
Project and Program: zNextGen Project
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, SHARE in San Antonio 2016
Slash; slash; backslash; escape… oops; wrong punch line. Why does JCL look like a URL minus the http:? Is it a scripting language or not? What’s with the condition logic; anyway? And just how badly do I have to twist my brain for it to make sense; or should I just copy someone else’s and make as few changes as possible; hoping it still works?
If you’ve never encountered JCL before; these are likely some of the questions you may have. In this slightly whimsical session; we’ll enjoy taking a jaundiced look at how JCL works and what you should probably know before copying; changing and repurposing it or; heaven forbid; writing it from scratch.-Reg Harbeck-Mainframe Analytics Ltd.
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