Advanced Topics in PL/I - Course Objectives

On successful completion of this course, the student, with the aid of the appropriate reference materials, should be able to:

  1. Use the string handling capabilities of PL/I
  2. Code PL/I programs that CALL other programs, and code PL/I programs that are CALLed by other programs, passing arguments and receiving parameters
  3. Use the Linkage Editor or Binder to combine PL/I programs, and to maintain existing PL/I load modules
  4. Code routines to handle exceptional conditions instead of simply abending
  5. Code PL/I programs that handle variable length records
  6. Use the PL/I storage control facilities, including controlled and based variables
  7. Use the locate mode I/O and list processing capabilities of PL/I
  8. Use PL/I condition-handling routines to intercept errors
  9. Use the PL/I pre-processor to generate code
  10. Use the facilities of PL/I stream I/O
  11. Request and understand how to use compile time and execution time PL/I options and facilities
  12. Use multi-threading for asynchronous execution of subroutines


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