Re: origin of "panic mode"

"Stan Zaborowski" <>
15 Apr 2003 00:19:05 -0400

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From: "Stan Zaborowski" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 15 Apr 2003 00:19:05 -0400
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References: 03-04-035
Keywords: parse, history
Posted-Date: 15 Apr 2003 00:19:05 EDT

I have the book and I actually used XPL. I don't see any discussion of
"panic mode" in the text at all.

There are some "exercises left to the reader" that propose a better form of
error handling. But the listings of XCOM (sort of an executive for the
tools discussed) and the XPL analyzer have very simple error handling. The
routines that call ERROR do their own recovery, but it is very simple stuff.
Usually the error response is print a message, print where the last
occurred, and if more than 25 errors call the OS360 abort routine.

I would say the book isn't worth buying. It won't help you.

I am also sure that the term "panic mode" was common in the 1960's.

If there is anything else I can do for you, let me know.

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