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PDSEGEN - 2 years old
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Jerry Callen
2018-06-11 13:48:47 UTC
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So, I'm curious: What are people actually USING member generations for?

For source code, it seems like a decent source control system is a better bet. Are member generations primarily a form of "oops recovery?"

-- Jerry

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Steve Smith
2018-06-11 14:00:08 UTC
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That's it for me. I like JCL and working source libraries to have 2-5
generations just so I can go back if the need arises (or I just
accidentally save when I didn't really want to).

As a side note, the other "improvements" with PDSE V2 seem to cause
problems when trying to scroll max down through large members. This is
almost certainly a bug, and it may have been fixed already, or at least
will be. But unless I need generations, I usually stick with V1.

sas
Post by Jerry Callen
So, I'm curious: What are people actually USING member generations for?
For source code, it seems like a decent source control system is a better
bet. Are member generations primarily a form of "oops recovery?"
-- Jerry
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Dyck, Lionel B. , RavenTek
2018-06-11 14:07:54 UTC
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See these recent APAR closures to resolve the PDSE scroll max issue and one other:

APAR or PTF Updated Status CC Component Abstract and comments
OA55431 6/7/18 CLOSED PER ISPF Z/OS PDF&S AN ABEND 002-A8 OCCURS DOING A SCROLL MAX DOWN ON A PDSE MEMBER
OA54890 6/6/18 CLOSED PER EXTENDED DATA S IEBPDSE DETECTED PDSE DIRECTORY CORRUPTION FOLLOWING AN ISPF IEBPDSE

I prefer to use member generations rather than a full blown source control system for my personal JCL, REXX, ISPF Panel, and a few other libraries. I keep up to 20 generations while working on updates and will then prune down to 1-3 after things are looking solid and then prune down to 0 generations when I'm truly happy with the updates. Prune is a feature of PDSEGEN that deletes generations while leaving the requested number of generations alive.

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That's it for me. I like JCL and working source libraries to have 2-5
generations just so I can go back if the need arises (or I just
accidentally save when I didn't really want to).

As a side note, the other "improvements" with PDSE V2 seem to cause
problems when trying to scroll max down through large members. This is
almost certainly a bug, and it may have been fixed already, or at least
will be. But unless I need generations, I usually stick with V1.

sas
Post by Jerry Callen
So, I'm curious: What are people actually USING member generations for?
For source code, it seems like a decent source control system is a better
bet. Are member generations primarily a form of "oops recovery?"
-- Jerry
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