Index of /assist/assist.tape/
This directory contains all of the ASSIST distribution tape files.
The information below is extracted from the file ASDISTRB and describes
each of the files, with the exception of ASOBJ4A2 (which apparently is
the object output from assembling the most current source).
TAPE FILE LIST
The following describes the files on the distribution tape (9-trk,
800 BPI, unless otherwise requested. All files contain 80-byte card-
images, in 3200-byte blocks. Most of them can be manipulated using the
IBM utilities IEBPTPCH, IEBGENER, and IEBUPDTE. Some of the files
containing documentation require the use of the COPYED program to
convert them from their given form to easily printable form. The
description of the COPYED program is given separately.
In the following list, all files were created with a DCB of
DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=3200) unless otherwise noted. The TYPE
heading is one of the following:
SOURCE source deck, S/360 Assembly Language.
OBJECT object module for S/360 system.
TEXT documentation file, containing 80-byte sequenced card
images, with text material in columns 1-72. New pages
are indicated by a comma in column 1, with 2-72 blank.
Unless otherwise noted, contains lower case letters .
May be converted and printed by the COPYED program.
JCL Job Control Language and other cards
FILE FILE TYPE APPROX DESCRIPTION
# DSNAME # cards
1. COPYEDSO SOURCE 290 COPYED source program. used to
make multiple copies and perform some editing of text files.
2. COPYEDOB OBJECT 32 COPYED object module.
** FILES 3 - 7 MAKE UP X-MACRO PACKAGE VERSION 4.1 - APRIL 1972 **
3. XMSYSGEN TEXT 400 describes how to add XMACRO package
to system macro library.
4. XMWRITES TEXT 1200 contains some writeups on the
individual macros and their usage.
5. XMACDEFS SOURCE 1350 XMACRO macro definitions. file is
built for easy library additions, with IEBUPDTE ./ ADD cards.
6. XMSOURCE SOURCE 800 XMACRO service subroutine source
programs, with ./ ADD cards betweeen modules used to place
them in source library for later assembly.
7. XMACTEST SOURCE 300 test programs for various groups of
of the X-MACRO macros and routines.
8. ASDISTRB TEXT 900 distribution writeup
9. ASPLMXXX TEXT 7200 ASSIST PROGRAM LOGIC MANUAL -
describes ASSIST internal conventions and structure; give data
for modifying ASSIST and generating versions with desired
alternate combinations of features. (NOTE: it is flagged as
version 2.1/A: any changes are noted in this writeup).
10. ASUSERGD TEXT 3900 ASSIST INTRODUCTORY USER'S GUIDE
Describes language features accepted by ASSIST, extra debug
and conversion instructions, deck setup and paramater options
for running jobs, list of messages. This (or part of it), is
what would be distributed to student users. The last part
(ASREPLGD) is the Replacement User's Guide.
** Following 6 files together make up the ASSIST source program,
with specific sequence numbers given as first information **
11. SOURCE1 SOURCE 4100 00001000-3748000 : all macros, global
DSECTs, EQUs, SET variables needed for any ASSIST assembly.
12. SOURCE2 SOURCE 6300 03750000-08563260 : main program,I/O
and conversion modules, interpreter, etc. Includes the only
modules having any system dependent code (ASSIST - main prog-
has GETMAIN/FREEMAIN, WTO, STIMER/TTIMER, etc), (XXXXIOCO -
has only I/O - may include QSAM, BSAM, BPAM), (XXXXPSIE - has
only SPIE/ STXIT).
13. SOURCE3 SOURCE 8400 08564000-21006260 : contains the
basic ASSIST assembler module, assembler control table.
14. SOURCE4 SOURCE 1500 30000000-32924000 : contains the
modules of the ASSIST Replace Monitor. Only needed if the
SET variable &$REPL = 1 or 2. Supports REPL, RFLAG= parms.
15. SOURCE5 SOURCE 6300 40000000-67010000 : contains the
modules of the ASSIST macro processor. Only needed if the
SET variable &$MACROS = 1 . Supports MACRO=, and all other
options pertaining to macro processing.
16. SOURCE6 SOURCE 2200 80000010-89999999 : contains the
module for the Assist Extended Interpreter along with a
dsect used only by the new interpreter. This is only needed
if the set variable &$EXINT = 1. This supports the XOPC
** next 4 files are 4 different object modules for ASSIST, 2 for
OS/360, 2 for DOS. storage requirements are for load modules,
but not including required typical 50 bytes/statement assembled **
ASSYSGEN decks used to create these modules are in ASMISCEL file.
Note: OBJECTOA is assembled with the new interpreter included. The
other three object modules still use the old interpreter.
17. OBJECTOA OBJECT 1500 primary object deck: OS/360-type,
Result of assembling all SOURCE# files with all options on, i.e.,
gigantic version with all options enabled. Generated for 360/65
speed, but will run on 360 or 370. Approx storage: 68K.
NOTE: As of 4/75 this is assembled with the new interpreter on.
The old interpreter has been excluded.
18. OBJECTOB OBJECT 800 minimal, but still usable OS/360
ASSIST, effectively an assembler-interpreter with no extras. Uses
1 reader, 1 printer; no punch, disk, or macro processing. Options
NOT supported: CMPRS, COMNT, CPAGE, DECK, DISKU, KP, L, LIBMC,
MACRO, MACTR, MNEST, MSTMG, OBJIN, P, PD, PX, REPL, RFLAG, SS,
SSD, SSX . Does not support privileged operations or S/370-only
operations. Generated for 360/65, but runnable on 360/370. 30K.
19. OBJECTDA OBJECT 1200 medium-large DOS/360 version,
similiar to OBJECTOA with some options deleted. Does not
support CMPRS, COMNT, object decks, 026 keypunch, S/370-only
instructions. Does not currently support macro library, but
Time defaults, etc. generated for 360/40 .
does have macro processor with open code conditional assembly.
Allows 1 card reader, printer, punch, intermediate disk.
Gen'd for 360/40, but runs 360 or 370. About 50K .
20. OBJECTDB OBJECT 800 small DOS/360 ASSIST, i.e., like
OBJECTOB, but with even more features deleted. Does allow
disk intermediate+ 1 card reader+ 1 printer. about 30K. This
version should be usable in 40K total storage.
21. ASTEST01 SOURCE 2100 A batch of test runs for ASSIST,
consisting of programs with data, separated by $JOB cards.
These are relatively short runs, and should be executed
with a PARM field of BATCH,T=2,R=250 (model 65 speed). If
run from this tape, use FREE=10240 or greater, for buffers.
22. ASTEST02 SOURCE 6050 A batch of test runs, like ASTEST01,
but longer jobs, typically final projects from beginning
assembler courses. For model 65, use BATCH,T=10,R=2000
23. ASTEST03 SOURCE 700 A batch of test jobs used to
illustrate the ASSIST REplace Monitor (see ASREPLGD for
usage of this feature). 360/65: BATCH,T=5,R=600 adequate.
24. ASTEST04 SOURCE 6500 A batch of test jobs to display
the macro processor of ASSIST. The first set use only
programmer-written macros, while the rest use macro library
assumed to contain normal IBM macros. for 360/65, use
BATCH,MACRO=F . WARNING: since ASSIST does all macro-
processing in-core, it may be necessary to run tests with
the macro library using DISKU option, and in a large region,
like 280K, due to size of IBM macros (particularly IHBERMAC).
Consider using LIBMC to examine the library macros.
May require T=20 for some jobs in this batch.
25. ASTEST05 SOURCE 300 A batch of test jobs used to
illustrate the new features of the Optional Extended
interpreter. Should be executed only if the installation is
running Assist with the optional interpreter. See ASUSERGD
for usage of the XOPC instructions. For 360/65 use BATCH,
26. ASASSIGN TEXT 13000 Collection of programming
assignments, explanatory writeups, course outlines, etc in
current use at PSU for assembler&systems courses. The
assignments are well-debugged, having been used many times,
and often contain alternate choices to allow them to be
used for several semesters. Also includes (at end), well-
documented useful sample programs: EXCP, QSAM, BPAM, etc.
*** PLEASE SEND TO ANYONE TEACHING SYSTEMS COURSES ***
27. ASUPDTES JCL 1900 JCL, IEBUPDTE decks used to create
3.1/A --> 3.1/B and 3.1/B --> 4.0/A
4.0/A --> 4.0/A1 and
4.0/A --> 4.0/A2 (current version)
28. ASMISCEL JCL - miscellaneous decks.
First 4 parts are ASSYSGEN decks used to create object modules
Also contains OS Link-Editor Overlay control cards
29. ASMISTXT TEXT - current list of ASSIST Users, misc.
Name Last modified Size Description
Parent Directory 01-Mar-2007 22:49 -
ASASSIGN 01-Mar-2007 22:46 920k
ASDISTRB 01-Mar-2007 22:46 76k
ASMISCEL 01-Mar-2007 22:46 88k
ASMISTXT 01-Mar-2007 22:46 48k
ASOBJ4A2 01-Mar-2007 22:47 120k
ASPLMXXX 01-Mar-2007 22:47 584k
ASTEST01 01-Mar-2007 22:47 80k
ASTEST02 01-Mar-2007 22:47 288k
ASTEST03 01-Mar-2007 22:47 32k
ASTEST04 01-Mar-2007 22:47 484k
ASTEST05 01-Mar-2007 22:47 16k
ASUPDTES 01-Mar-2007 22:47 28k
ASUSERGD 01-Mar-2007 22:47 292k
COPYEDOB 01-Mar-2007 22:47 4k
COPYEDSO 01-Mar-2007 22:47 24k
OBJECTDA 01-Mar-2007 22:47 96k
OBJECTDB 01-Mar-2007 22:48 64k
OBJECTOA 01-Mar-2007 22:48 120k
OBJECTOB 01-Mar-2007 22:48 60k
SOURCE1 01-Mar-2007 22:48 344k
SOURCE2 01-Mar-2007 22:48 508k
SOURCE3 01-Mar-2007 22:48 660k
SOURCE4 01-Mar-2007 22:48 120k
SOURCE5 01-Mar-2007 22:49 496k
SOURCE6 01-Mar-2007 22:49 192k
XMACDEFS 01-Mar-2007 22:49 108k
XMACTEST 01-Mar-2007 22:49 24k
XMSOURCE 01-Mar-2007 22:49 64k
XMSYSGEN 01-Mar-2007 22:49 32k
XMWRITES 01-Mar-2007 22:49 96k
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