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Re: [SLE] RANT: Advantages of Dual Core
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 07:50:53 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605290750.53773.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 29 May 2006 07:24, Orn E. Hansen wrote:
> Mánudaginn 29 maí 2006 00:32 skrifaði Anders Johansson:
> > In the sense that a makefile is similar (very loosely) to an IBM JCL
> > card, then yes, compiling anything is "batch"
>
> Although MS-DOS did introduce the .BAT file format, it is not referred to
> as a batch job. As its initiated by a human, and not by the computer. A
> batch job is initiated and run in the background.

First, .bat isn't a file format, it is a file name extension. Second, it has
nothing whatsoever to do with IBM's Job Control Language, which is used to
control and coordinate batch jobs on mainframes

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