This course introduces you to the basic
features of TACL® as a command interpreter,
how to build and use macros, and how to
use the basic features of BUILTINs.
Course Duration: 1 day (on-site)
Anyone who will be using TACL®
in day-to-day operations, or programming.
This is also a prerequisite to
further TACL® training.
- TACL® as the command interpreter
- The RUN commands, and other commands
- Basic macro building and handling
- Using BUILTINs
- Tandem's Concepts & Facilities course
- The student is expected to be familiar with basic Tandem precepts and basic jargon. The student is not necessarily expected to have logged on to the system before, but this would be helpful.
- Module 1 – What is TACL anyway?
- TACL – a short history
- TACL - the command interpreter
- Productivity features
- Function Keys and ALIASes
- Module 2 – Using the RUN command
- The RUN command – the two formats and examples
- Controlling Processes and Runtime options
- Module 3 – Variables, BUILTINS, and Expansions
- All about Variables
- Getting information with TACL
- Using BUILTINS
- Expansions and side effects
- Module 4 – Macros
- What are Macros, what can they do?
- Subsitution rules and examples
- Limitations of macros
- Module 5 – LOGON process and other things
- What happens at LOGON
- LOAD vs. RUN – when and why
- Making OUTPUT pretty