Idea about WAAPDSUT programs



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Re: Idea about WAAPDSUT programs

Postby Cindy Grosse » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:45 pm

WAAPDSUT manual - part 3.
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Re: Idea about WAAPDSUT programs

Postby Cindy Grosse » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:46 pm

WAAPDSUT manual - part 4
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Re: Idea about WAAPDSUT programs

Postby dwithtiing26 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:07 pm

My name is Dwight King and I developed WAAPDSUT while at EDS. I was taught programming at EDS in 1970 when I went through the Systems Engineering Development Program after l departed from the US Air Force as a Fighter Pilot in the F4. I wrote the code in 1972 after hearing complaints from other System Engineers how hard it was to extract records from a file or modify records in a file. I spent a lot of time pondering what to use for control cards and then decided that since Assembler Language was extensively used in those days, I make the control cards look like Assembler Instructions so that anyone could easily use the application. Over the years, it had a number of different names but in the end, was named WAAPDSUT. Internally within the program, it was fairly easy to take the control cards and change them into actual Assembler Code. For some of the more detailed work such as finding the details of the file blocks, I would go into machine language and copy the fine information needed.

The program was extensively used throughout EDS and was also sold in the software market by EDS.

If you want to know more, my email is [email address deleted to avoid spamming]. I can also prove I was the developer of the original program as I still have the IBM cards and the listing stored in my summer cottage garage from the first version of the program named BAAP930 (another meaningless name). If you do not know what IBM cards are, then you are too young.

I hope you enjoy learning more about this program.
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Re: Idea about WAAPDSUT programs

Postby NicC » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:46 pm

Please do not post email addresses. If a member wishes to contact you then they can do so via the private messaging facility of the forum.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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