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Customizing Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082356D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brown, TN: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The process for providing customized code for a user in response to the user's specifications may employ three control elements, a control program, driver and model. The driver issues a "read model" macro to the control program which gets the next record from the model. The model contains a mixture of data records and commands. Thus, the control program gets the requested record and executes any commands, which may cause modifications to the record or perform other operations and then delivers the record to the driver.

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Customizing Control

The process for providing customized code for a user in response to the user's specifications may employ three control elements, a control program, driver and model. The driver issues a "read model" macro to the control program which gets the next record from the model. The model contains a mixture of data records and commands. Thus, the control program gets the requested record and executes any commands, which may cause modifications to the record or perform other operations and then delivers the record to the driver. Specifically, - The control program acts as the host processor and system interface for customizing in general - The driver program governs the processing flow of any given customizing run, and which is oriented toward

customizing for a specific programming language (such

as RPG) and for a specific hardware system. Different

driver programs, with different orientations, can operate

with the control program. - The model (submodel) defines a set of applications for a particular industry. This file has the appearance of

being able to modify itself, and it is used by the driver

as the source data for customizing. Submodels of different

models can be processed by the same driver.

The control program is the host processor. The driver assembles and formats the output. The model provides the application data.

The model contains a mixture of data records and commands. The model is accessed when the driver issues a "read model" macro to t...