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Text Processing Sort of Multi-Line Records

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038122D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Douglas, GL [+details]

Abstract

In sorting information in a text processing system, the sorting or arranging of lines is well known. However, when the information to be sorted occurs in multi-line groups, where the group of lines is to be kept together as a unit, a pair of controls can be used to tag the information to be kept as Definition, End Record Definition pair (BRD, ERD), or a Begin Field Definition, End Field Definition pair (BFD, EFD).