• Subject: Re: AS/400 BASIC
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 15:35:56 EST


In a message dated 98-02-12 18:01:38 EST, you write:

> I thought the question was a joke when they asked me about it. However, a
>  check of licensed program products reveals that there exists a BASIC for
>  AS/400... The question was: "Is there any tools for migrating a system from
>  AS/400 BASIC to RPG or COBOL?" 
>  I could probably rewrite the system, but it would not be a fun time. Anyone
>  out there have a better idea?

I am not aware of any conversion tools available.  AS/400 BASIC (unless things
have changed) has _several_ built-in limitations, not the least of which is
(was?) not sharing open data paths.  IMO, start your re-write with the largest
programs and work your way down.  I know, not a good answer...


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

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