Remote Printing of VM Files
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
The 327X family of terminals can be emulated and run under microprocessor control, such as, for example, by and with the IBM Personal Computer (PC). It is desirable to be able to print VM/370 files on the PC's hardcopy device in such arrangements although the date formats of the two systems are incompatible. Thus, in order to achieve such printing capability, it is necessary to manipulate the date of the file to be printed, once at the sending end and once at the receiving end. It may also be necessary to manipulate the date in order to accommodate hardware characteristics of the particular terminal being emulated and the width of the date flow path of the controlling microprocessor.