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Empirical testing vs Documentation?

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The Question is:

I understand that a DCL symbol name can be 255 characters, and that a 1K buffer
 is available for symbol assignment that includes the symbol name and
 assignment contents (assuming a character symbol.) My question is how many
 characters can be read into a s
ymbol via a DCL read command? This is assuming a sequential file containing
 nothing but printable ASCII characters?

The Answer is :

  Why ask, when you can simply try it?

answer written or last revised on ( 24-AUG-2000 )

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