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OSNews, Generic OSes InfoWorld's Galen Gruman highlights 18 technologies that remain core to the computing experience for IT, engineers, and developers 25 to 50 years since their inception. From Cobol, to the IBM mainframe, to C, to x86, these high-tech senior citizens not only keep kicking but provide the foundations for many vital systems that keep IT humming.
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RE[7]: Infoworld
by rcsteiner on Sun 14th Aug 2011 01:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Infoworld"
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Weird to reply to myself... Programs on the mainframe can obviously request memory in most instances, but when doing OLTP that is not allowed. The system handles it, so things like memory leaks caused by OLTP application programs simply don't exist.

If you want to write a vanilla C program, tho, you can do it. But it won't be running under the OLTP subsystem unless you agree to use its built-in memory management, its I/O subsystem, etc.

Edited 2011-08-14 01:15 UTC

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