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Michael Torrie torriem at
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:
> %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
> warning/error/fatal.

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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