Next Meeting: Sat, TBD
Meeting Directions

Be a Member


Help with Searching

20 Most Recent Documents
Search Archives
Index by date, title, author, category.


Mr. Know-It-All



Email Lists

SIGs (Internet, General Interest, Programming, Network, more..)

Online Chats


Past Presentations



Contact SCOUG

Copyright SCOUG

warp expowest
Pictures from Sept. 1999

The views expressed in articles on this site are those of their authors.

SCOUG was there!

Copyright 1998-2024, Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks of the Southern California OS/2 User Group. OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

The Southern California OS/2 User Group

Sundial SIG

Recap of April 2000 Meeting

by Sheridan George

The sundial SIG held the third of four installments on using macros with Mesa 2. Again the instructor was Rollin White.

Before the lesson began the homework was reviewed. Depending on how the macro writer understood the problem the solutions ranged from a one line command to several lines. While all solved the same problem the longer ones had the potential of more flexibility or were just plain bloated. It was voted that Melanie Chernoy had the shortest solution and was awarded the prize of an OS/2 keychain.

The lesson described a way to open the config.sys file, parse it into five sections (BaseDevice, Device, Set, Rem, and Other), and display the driver and its parameters in Mesa. Each of the five sections were displayed on a separate Mesa sheet with the sheet tab titled with the section name.

Because the config.sys file was to be broken into five sections a way was needed to store the data after it was parsed. It was pointed out that REXX's stem variable would be an elegant solution. Therefore, some time was take to make sure all attendees were up to speed on stem variables.

There will be no meeting in May, but in June the final session on Mesa macros will be held. That session will also include insight on using the real time feed feature of Mesa. There'll be no homework so there should be no fear in attending.

See y'all there.

Examples and Handouts From Past Meetings