It was no easier to used existing 6-bit peripherals with EBCDIC than it would 
have been with ASCII, and it was no easier to use the 8-bit peripherals either.


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Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3


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From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List <IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU> on behalf of 
Mike Schwab <mike.a.sch...@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 4:01 PM
To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU
Subject: Re: UTF16 to EBCDIC

ASCII wasn't finalized when the S/360 was announced.  And it needed to
use existing 7 bit peripherals, tapes, etc.

On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 1:27 PM Adam Jacobvitz
<000002b29b762ea6-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote:
>
> IBM mainframes still use EBCDIC?
>
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 10:54 AM, Paul Gilmartin 
> <0000000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:43:32 +0000, Seymour J Metz wrote:
> >
> >>Why wasn't it simple matter of replacing "colon" with ":" and removing the 
> >>spaces?
> >>
> > My fingers betrayed me and deleted one character too many.
> >
> > I find "roboprig" overly generous; I'd call this software a robovandal. I'm 
> > getting broadband at home, and am curious whether it is just the webmail or 
> > the mail server that is rewriting message text. Depending on the answer, I 
> > may start using a different e-mail address, assuming that Verizon isn't 
> > playing the same games.
> >>
> > That way they can track not only you but me. Actually, robomole.
> >
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Paul Gilmartin
> > Sent: Friday, February 7, 2020 2:48 PM
> >
> >>Have you read https colon 
> >>//www-01.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/svc00100.nsf/pages/zOSV2R4sa380680/$file/cunu100_v2r4.pdf?
> >> What are your source and target CCIDs?
> >>
> > I had difficulty repairing your desperate attempt to circumvent a roboprig. 
> > Perhaps:
> > https://www-01.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/svc00100.nsf/pages/zOSV2R4sa380680/$file/cunu100_v2r4.pdf
> >
> > -- gil
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