Was searching for something else and saw I actually got replies here.
First and foremost: Sorry if you found anything I said annoying or offensive. I want to emphasize that I respect your knowledge and I realize you most probably are employed full time somewhere and I am not even paying you for your valuable expertise.
I still hold the opinion that support for mainframe issues is not even remotely comparable to the support one could get for say... Java... It's not your fault but it IS, in my eyes, something that's contributing to the decline in mainframe interest.
The IBM documentation is of the type: "read this if you already know everything about the topic anyway".
Now that I vented enough (sorry), I can put something related to the thread:
"EZAO", "Interface" and "Listener" ARE IBM terms:http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... 0603025010
OK, I didn't quite vent enough:
I have the feeling that once a mainframe-guy sees Micro Focus, they go berserk. As if "that emulator company" did anything wrong to you.
Every time I mention I am not ACTUALLY on a mainframe, ibm-mainframers immediately assume that whatever I am doing has NOTHING
to do with COBOL or Mainframe.
You know, if the code is written right (PC COBOL tends to allow more things than the mainframe. So, I turn on "Mainframe COBOL" in the
IDE), it would compile on both platforms and work the same (except where there's a bug)...