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>In the mainframe (MVS) world, a file/member is located within a
>particular data set (like a directory on unix/dos).
>How do you say where the member is located?
>Our engineers here like to say the following:
>The XXXXX member appears withing the YYYYY data set.
>I have a problem with the "appears." In my mind, the member doesn't
>"appear" there - it *IS* there.
Well, on planet DOS/UNIX, we say "the xxx file is in the yyy
directory" or "...is located in the yyy directory".
Maybe you could say that "the xxx member is in the yyy data
I agree that "appears" seems mystical. Maybe their
objection is that the yyy data set is not a container thing
or that the physical storage of xxx is disassociated???
In that case, how 'bout ,"the xxx member is listed in the
yyy data set"?
BTW, I thing that's withink ;^)
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