torriem at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 18:56:53 CET 2013
On 02/24/2013 10:37 AM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> Decided to look up the VAX/VMS scheme...
> If you know the condition code for a message, you can use F$MESSAGE to
> translate the code to its associated message. For example:
> $ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$MESSAGE(%X00000001)
> %SYSTEM-S-NORMAL, normal successful completion
> VMS used a status of "1" for normal success (which implies that all
> the odd integers were success/info messages, even integers would be
It's interesting to note that Windows NT sort of descends from VMS. I
guess the end result was an unholy blend of VMS and CP/M.
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