what is a stream?

what is a stream?

Postby prabu_cts » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:30 pm

hey guys i'm into ITIS testing support and i keep coming across vaious environments in the mainframe server we use.... and every environment has so many streams..... so my question is what is a stream......

my colleagues reply: it is where the dropzone libraries reside....

is this correct or there any other simpler explanations....

do clarify me!!!!!!!!!
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Re: what is a stream?


Re: what is a stream?

Postby Robert Sample » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:24 pm

I have not heard of the term "stream" in reference to a mainframe before, except for highly specialized cases such as FTP mode. It sounds like you are talking about address spaces or some other mainframe concept that is not referred to as "stream" by mainframe people. Can you identify just what a "stream" consists of?
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Re: what is a stream?

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:04 am


and every environment has so many streams
How are these identified? How do you look at one?

As Robert mentioned, this is not a common mainframe term.

Might this be a "jobstream"?
Hope this helps,
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