You speak with great authority about this Timothy. Do you have any "real" world experience with open source and porting to z/OS?

On 31/10/2013 1:35 PM, Timothy Sipples wrote:
Shmuel Metz writes:
...z/OS does require EBCDIC.
It does not (if referring to ported applications), and repeating a
falsehood does not make it any more true.

EBCDIC support is required if and only if there is a requirement to operate
on/with EBCDIC-encoded data. z/OS does not require an application to
support EBCDIC in order to run and run well. There is no requirement to
store user data in EBCDIC, though many/most z/OS customers store at least
some data in EBCDIC.

Precision here is particularly important. I would humbly suggest that those
who are misleading members of the open source community about z/OS are not
doing anyone any favors.

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