}>Then it wasn't in DCPS before, was it.
}AUTOSTART is a feature of the VMS queue manager. It's always there. Thus,
}it WAS in DCPS before. It just wasn't specifiable via the interface they
No it wasn't. Nowhere in DCPS was there the ability to do this. You
could not specify autostart in DCPS (unless you add the word to the
comments, I suppose - but that isn't exactly a feature). The
only way to prove me wrong is to specify a queue to be autostart
with DCPS. Can you do that? No. That is why you had to make your
own proceedure to do it. Your proceedure is not part of DCPS.
You can tell that it isn't by the fact that you had to write
it yourself. If it was part of DCPS you would not have had to
do it yourself. Duh.
Quote:}supplied. That doesn't mean that now it's a new feature.
}Brian Tillman Internet: tillman_brian at si.com
In DCPS could you specify the queue to be autostart before this version?
Now you can.
If something didn't use to be there and it is there now then it is
a new feature.
Nobody ever claimed it was a new feature of the VMS queue manager.
It is a new feature of DCPS. You can tell because it wasn't there
before but it is there now.
Say person X stubs his toe and is in pain. Moments later you stub
your toe and are in pain. Is your pain new? According to you, it
isn't because person X alread had stubed toe pain. This is incorrect.
Just becuase some other piece of software has some feature doesn't
mean that when DCPS gets the ability to use that feature it isn't
new - it certainly is new to DCPS. You can tell because it could't
do it before but it can now.
Since you have a proceedure of your own that does the autostart
thing, you must have wanted it to do autostart queues. So tell
me, if you had called DEC/Compaq/HP up and asked them if DCPS did
autostart queues and they had said yes it does have the feature
would you have agreed with them? When you asked them how to do this
and they said "you just write your own proceedure to do it and use
that instead of the ones we wrote" would you have agreed that this
did actually mean that DCPS did, in fact, have the autostart capability
as one of its features? I suspect not. If, however, you do think
that this means that it had that feature then I can tell you that
OpenVMS has the feature that it can run on IBM's Power4 architecture
systems - all you have to do to use this feature is to do the
programming for it yourself.
Again, if something didn't use to be there and it is there now then
it is a new feature. Any argument otherwise is just plain stupidity.
(Me spending my time explaining to you that you are being stupid
is itself stupid. Oh well.) Don't you thihnk the world has enough
stupidity in it already without your adding to it?
So are we done being stupid yet?