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The CICS application programming interface definition

  • J. B. Wordsworth
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Abstract

IBM has been using Z in the development of CICS at Hursley Park for over five years. This paper reports recent work in the construction of a specification of a complex programming interface—the CICS application programming interface. It covers the nature of the interface being specified, reasons for specifying it, how the work has been organised, and technical problems encountered.

Keywords

Application Programming Interface Error Handling Interval Control TerminaL controL Transient Data 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Wordsworth
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM United Kingdom Laboratories LtdWinchester HampshireUK

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