I've got a client that came over from S/36 and refers to spooled output by the physical printer (device) name. "P1" "P2" "HP7400" etc.
I've never bothered with the WRITER thing so not too familiar with it, but not a dolt either (I think). :)
Anyway, what do people use today? Do they use outputq for the end-users? And then have them move stuff to another output queue associated with a physical printer?
How do you set up a User Profile to route to that output queue with the PRTDEV and OUTQ parameters on the CRTUSRPRF command?
Its very confusing for me to use their S/36 process, and apparently they are brain-dead to just using output queues.