wayne at waynewerner.com
Tue Jul 16 00:48:52 CEST 2013
On Mon, 15 Jul 2013, Kev Dwyer wrote:
> Joel Goldstick wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>>>> I can't help you. I'm astonished. Trying to imagine the work
>>>> where this technology would be necessary
>> I remember the AS400 series.. although I never worked with one. What kind
>> of business still use that stuff? Is it for large corporation accounting,
>> MIS stuff?
> Some banks still run legacy systems on AS/400s, and I've seen them used for
> airline booking systems and retail POS.
Sadly there are many larger corporations that have oodles of legacy code
on the Mainframe. We run z/OS and IBM DB2 here. In my off time I fiddle
around with Python in an attempt to make life more enjoyable - and one of
these forays has led me to attempt to unpack some packed data. Which is
also an interesting (if not terribly useful) project.
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