No, it was a cross-reference utility. I learned early on that a good cross-reference listing was not a luxury, but a necessity. I wrote a number of cross-reference utilities myself, covering such diverse areas as file and macro usage by program, file and program usage by JCL, etc.
Few enough people understood the value of a good cross-reference back then. Nowadays most people wouldn't even know what a cross-reference listing is, let alone what it's good for.
The LC: sorting
This depends on the software your library has slected. If you don't like that: Complain. Get the software...
One of the luckiest "just for the hell of it" things I ever did was to take a typing clbutt in junior high. At the time it was fun to be able to get 45 wpm on a manual Underwood - but when I got into computers I suddenly realized that I had developed an invaluable skill.
That was my experience also.
Most places where I worked took it for granted that programmers didn't do their own keypunching beyond punching or correcting one or two cards. Thus there was often little access to a keypunch; not all shops kept a spare machine for such purposes. Often I'd have to sneak into the keypunch room when nobody was there, or a girl was off sick. (Heaven help anyone who disturbed a job in process just because the operator was gone for lunch!)
Ah, the university environment. BTDT. Once out in the world of real money and real hardware costs, though... That's buttuming ;you could get access to a keypunch...
At one site we had one of those little column-at-a-time punches. This one, rather than having one button per row, had a single punch die which you would slide up or down to the desired row, then press the big handle to punch the hole. I suppose it was better than filing one of my teeth down to a rectangle of the proper size and shape - but not much. Out of frustration, I taped a little sign to the unit: "Programmers have priority on this punch!"
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Charlie Gibbs Well the IBM Compilers and buttemblers provided very good Xref output, and you could always...