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The New PL/I

… for PC, Workstation and Mainframe

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Pages 1-2
  3. Pages 3-30
  4. Pages 31-109
  5. Pages 191-215
  6. Pages 217-243
  7. Pages 245-280
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-304

About this book


This classic textbook by Eberhard Sturm is the only up-to-date PL/I book currently available in the English language which shows the range of the new PL/I on the computer platforms OS/2, Windows, AIX and z/OS – the basis being the new PL/I compiler from IBM. The language was extended by the package concept, abstract data types, attributes to communicate with C programs and more than a hundred BUILTIN functions.
The book provides the basis for certification as an “IBM Certified PL/I Programmer/Developer”.
Suitable for self-study, it introduces all areas of the language. It is a useful source of ideas and information for those programmers who already have a certain level of experience as well as those who only want to discover the variety of new language features.


C programming language Certified Developer Certified Programmer DECIMAL FLOAT Enterprise PL/I Java PL/I Programming languagees REXX arithmetic built-in built-in functions function multi-threading unicode

About the authors

Eberhard Sturm is a physicist at the Center for Information Processing at the University of Muenster, Germany. He works in consulting, research and teaching.

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