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APIs at Work, Second Edition by Ron Hawkins, Doug Pence, Bruce Vining

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Opening, Reading, and Closing a Directory Using the QLG APIS

Most of the APIs found in the Integrated File System category of System APIs conform to a set of industry-defined standards. These standards certainly aid in providing a level of consistency when working with different systems, but sometimes also introduce a “lowest common denominator” approach to programming. Many systems today, for instance, make it a user responsibility to manage different national-language encodings on a given system. The i5/OS operating system, on the other hand, keeps track of the encoding of data and then converts data to other encodings when needed.

Because there is no provision for the tagging of data within most industry-defined APIs, i5/OS provides a set ...

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