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ISPF Programmer’s Guide by Franz Lanz

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15The SMART ISPF utilities

Since the early 1980ies, I have been working with ISPF. Over the time, I often missed some practical functions in ISPF. In the early 1980ies, no internet was available. Therefore, it was very difficult to find appropriate functions to fulfil my needs. In this situation, I began to develop these functions from time to time myself. Now a whole series of programs have accumulated that I use in my daily work in ISPF. They are all REXX programs in which I very often use the functions provided by ISPF. Often there are functions consisting of one program only. Sometimes it happens, however, that in order to fulfill the functions, more programs have to work together. Although there are many utilities for ISPF available on the ...

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