What is Command List (CLIST)?
CLIST (short for 'command list') is a programming language that is used for time-sharing processes in complex storage systems. A CLIST program is a list of commands that can be executed together.
Because CLIST is an interpreted program and not a compiled program, it does not create any commands in an executable structure for runtime. Instead, the machine translates the code into machine language each time it runs.
CLIST is also an alternative to Rexx, another language for TSO (Time Sharing Options) in storage networks. Although CLIST can be as simple as a series of commands executed one after the other, it also includes tools for more sophisticated programming results, such as: B. Multi-screen displays and if-then-else loops.