Legacy applications I imagine. 

You also wondered about why the 52nd character. Again, legacy from Pr1me I 
suppose. That predates my involvement or usage of UV but most of those 
subroutines were to make migrating easier.

Regards,

LeRoy

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> On Jan 28, 2014, at 6:15 PM, Wjhonson <wjhon...@aol.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I was just trying to think of a reason why I'd want specifically to know how 
> many arguments the subroutine has.
> That is, why was this particular fact chosen as the returned status code ?
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Johnson [DATACOM] <keith.john...@datacom.co.nz>
> To: 'u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org' <u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org>
> Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 3:10 pm
> Subject: Re: [U2] [UV] Programmatic Verification of Globally Cataloged 
> Subroutine
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> LeRoy Dreyfuss said that you would have to change 52 to 12 for EXIST to work.
> 
> The globally cataloged programs have an extra 40 characters put on the front, 
> so 
> that would cause a problem.
> 
> @RECORD[1,4] is a count of the number of times the program has been used.
> 
> @RECORD[5,8] is who cataloged it
> 
> @RECORD[13,4] are the date and time (I think)
> 
> 
> Regards, Keith
> 
> 
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