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User-Independent Application Service Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101951D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Garrison, JR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for using a single function call to set up and process an application request. The parameters used by the single function call in combination are sufficient to process a single operation requested by the application to the runtime service.

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User-Independent Application Service Function

       Disclosed is a method for using a single function call to
set up and process an application request.  The parameters used by
the single function call in combination are sufficient to process a
single operation requested by the application to the runtime service.

      One of the parameters of the call defines the type of operation
to perform.  This parameter is simply an ID that is related to a set
of predefined operation types.  It is mapped internally to an
operation ID understood by the runtime service.

      A second parameter identifies a specific section of a data
structure that should be used to process the operation. This section
may contain static or dynamic data and is not considered part of the
application, in that the data is maintained outside of the
application itself.

      A third parameter identifies an input data structure. This data
structure can be set up by the application, or it can be generated by
the runtime services based on information obtained from the
application.  In either case, it has the same structure and is used
to send data from the application to the runtime service.

      A fourth parameter identifies an output data structure. This
data structure is set up by the calling application and is used to
receive data from the runtime service after the requested operation
has been performed.

      After the runtime service has performed the requested
operation...