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Volume 3 Issue 3

At least one Qtip -- that of having problems using embedded SQL against files without PROTECT.MFS -- is well-known to perusers of the README files, as this was documented several releases ago. Even (especially?) Revmedia readers ought to know to RYFM! A second Qtip highlights what is clearly a bug in DICT.MFS, so it is worth noting that relying on, well, anomalous behaviour in system routines is a risky business, as those "undocumented features" are subject to unannounced "upgrades". Finally Revmedia readers should know that LND_EDIT, the language set edit window, remains undocumented because it is still undergoing change -- as for example in the now available AREV 2.11.

Volume 3 Issue 4

Users wondering about changing REVBTMSG to use new logon text should know that the text now (2.11) lives in RTP1*PARMS, and is put into REVBOOT when that file is rebuilt (as when changing net drivers). A sad note is that @STAT.REC is no longer updated if the status line is turned off (an optimisation), removing the neat ability to tell what module you're in when flying blind.

Volume 3 Issue 5

Advice to try Microsoft C version 6 should be taken sodium-laden, as this is known to have caused problems, especially in areas of memory management. Network programmers might be interested to know -- this having been the topic of some Compuserve debate of late -- that coordinated locking is a function of a global environment setting (whatever you may otherwise attempt), and very important, is only available on some nets -- Novell and Banyan, specifically.

Mike Pope - European SSE RevTI (UK) Lt

(Volume 3, Issue 6, Page 6)
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