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markboonie
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Pinned topic Documentation and learning resource

‏2013-03-15T22:08:01Z |
I've gotten back into PL/I after having only done elementary PL/I programming over 25 years ago, so please go easy on me.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a good resource for (re-)learning PL/I?  At present, the topics I'm most interested in are internal data representation, type conversions, and output formatting.  Thanks in advance for any pointers you can give me.
 
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Updated on 2013-03-18T18:59:37Z at 2013-03-18T18:59:37Z by timhahn
  • timhahn
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    Re: Documentation and learning resource

    ‏2013-03-18T18:59:37Z  in response to markboonie
     I always turn to the Programming Guide and Language Reference.  Both are available here.  While they might be a bit dry to read, they always seem to have the answers.
     
  • woecki
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    Re: Documentation and learning resource

    ‏2014-11-26T12:25:28Z  in response to markboonie

    i'm aware that this is an old thread, but anyway:

    • Eberhard Sturm, "The new PL/I" (only available in German OR as Kindle edition), read
    • Robin Vowel, "Introduction into PL/I" (available from the author, consider shipping costs from .AU), not read yet

    are my two reading tips, but i'm interested in others too,

    br woecki

    • Robin400
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      Re: Documentation and learning resource

      ‏2014-12-02T15:24:55Z  in response to woecki

      Eberhard Sturm's book is available in English too (as well as German).

       

      The full title of my book is "Introduction to PL/I and Structured Programming".