option #38

VAX DIBOL–compatible OPEN with O:P

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows


USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS

System option #38 provides VAX DIBOL–compatible functionality for the OPEN statement with O:P mode.

If you open print files in O:P mode, Synergy DBL uses sequential files with no carriage control, as opposed to the default sequential VFC format. This implementation is more efficient if you’re outputting a large print file to a laser printer with escape sequences and graphics data, rather than standard carriage-return/line-feed records. (Each DISPLAY or WRITES statement for a VFC file incurs two bytes of overhead.)

Option #38 is automatically set when option #35 is set.