[FreeVMS] Re: STR$


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: STR$
roart@nvg.ntnu.no
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 15:15:06 CET


On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 02:13:19PM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
> roart@nvg.ntnu.no wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 12:00:00PM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
> >
> >>roart@nvg.ntnu.no wrote:
> >>
> >> My gunzip returns an error.
> >
> > I used tar xzf
>
> Same result on a RedHat 7.2 with tar ;-)

I got an error too, yes.
With xzf gzip pipes and you eventually get what you need.
The virus.txt might not be that important to have in it's entirety.

> Thus, this structure uses two 32 bits registers. If we have an
> dsc$w_length which is coded with only 16 bits, we will not use a
> character string which contains more than 2**16-1 characters, isn't it ?
> When I use the Fortran compiler with a VAX version of VMS (5.x), I
> believe that the length of the string was coded by an 32-bits integer.
> g77 uses 32-bits too.

Could you check that again?
VARM says string length is max 65535/16-bit.
It also seems that string instructions matches the strings descriptors.
Ah, the beauty of VAX.

-Roar Thronśs

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