>  
> Also, given the FORMAT(/), I’ll also hazard a guess that TYPE did not 
> automatically add a new line on whatever was printed. But that is just a 
> guess.
>  
I don’t think the slash is one of the ASA control characters 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASA_carriage_control_characters

They are still used. In zOS you can specify RECFM=VBA for ‘variable, blocked 
with ASA control), and that is more or less the default for listings (and also 
the reason the LRECL is 133 instead of 132).

Maybe that code in particular was written for a specific printing terminal with 
non-standard controls.



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