J. McRee Elrod wrote:
> As no fan of fixed fields, I never though I would say this. But a
> series of codes for LDR/18 would make it *so" much easier for our
> programmer. With 6 letters and 10 numbers, we are unlikely to run
> out of possible codes.
But by my count there are 40 different codes for various description
conventions (040 $e), so you've already run out of single alphanumeric
Then if there's a distinction to be made between a source for record
display and another for record content, that will expand the number of
codes for LDR/18 further.
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