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Re: AS/400 BASIC


  • Subject: Re: AS/400 BASIC
  • From: "Steven Easton" <seaston@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 21:36:55 -0600

fixed

I used basic a little.  It is has a compiler.  It looks like the compiled
programs would run.  When changes were needed, a rewrite may me required. 
Or you could get a F10 cheep, just to do the compiles.

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From: DAsmussen@aol.com
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: AS/400 BASIC
Date: Saturday, February 14, 1998 2:35 PM

Hank,

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
the
>  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...

JMHO,

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

"If your friend won't lend you fifty dollars, he's probably a close
friend."
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