• Subject: Re: An odd thing
  • From: Chris Rehm <Mr.AS400@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 06:25:09 PDT

** Reply to note from Jon Paris <paris@ca.ibm.com> Thu, 11 Dec 1997 17:55:30 

> Well first of all as with any good 4GL type tool, the fact that VA  Generator
> generates COBOL is irrelevant, other than the fact that you need to buy a
> compiler licence.  You debug at the 4GL level.  Also, it's only for the host
> side that it generates COBOL - it can generate C++ for the client side and
> future possibilities include the generation of Java for host and/or client.

Thanks for the news, John. I didn't know that VA G generated the host side
code. That is very interesting information about the product. Maybe it will
be the solution these guys need to getting finished by Y2K.

> It's a very versatile product and one that I think a lot more RPG shops would
> do well to look at.  One other thought - the CISC box shouldn't be a show
> stopper in that the host side can be written in RPG (or whatever) and the
> client side - including data access written in Java.  The only thing you
> _can't_ do on a CISC box is have Java code execute directly on the 400.

Well, I know that, but I sure wasn't involved with this decision. I am
learning of it third hand.

> Jon Paris - AS/400 AD Market Support - paris@ca.ibm.com

Chris Rehm

How often can you afford to be unexpectedly out of business?
Get an AS/400.
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