• Subject: Re: "RPG isn't cool" (was: Re: IBM Secret)
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 14:39:37 -0400

Joel Fritz wrote:
> Gee, Hans, you're a brave person.  I suspect I'm not the only one who has
> "brilliant and simple" suggestions.<g>
> I don't know how hard it would be to change the compiler to do it, but I
> think RPG would be much "cooler" if the positional syntax weren't mandatory.
> EVAL is an improvement, but I want to jump off the edge and write stuff
> like:
> if a = TRUE
>   exsr(b)
>         else
>                 exsr(c)
> endif

Yeah, Hans, *real* brave.

OK, let's see...

if a = true
  perform b
  perform c

Yup, make it free form and call it COBOL.

R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr. -- IBM Certified AS/400 Administrator

-- The sum of all human knowledge is a fixed constant.
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