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RE: X-Spec (was: "RPG isn't cool")


  • Subject: RE: X-Spec (was: "RPG isn't cool")
  • From: "Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 08:43:49 -0400

fixed

Bob --

Hmmmmm ... have you read Paul Conte's "Common Sense C"???  Excellent book
about writing C code to make it readable.

Just a "heads up".

Peace,

-- Don "got Deca?" Schenck

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Crothers [mailto:bob@cstoneindy.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 12:45 PM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: X-Spec (was: "RPG isn't cool")


Instead of making RPG more like C, how about making C more like RPG?

Before everybody starts throwing flaming emails, stop and think about 
it.

What is the best part of RPG?  The Database IO.  In RPG, it So easy to 
use and very effective.

What is the bad part of RPG?  The fixed form and highly structured 
stuff.  Short names.  Etc.

What is the good part of "C"?  Highly flexible, free form, multiple 
data types, and stuff like that.  What RPG is bad at.

What is the bad part of "C"?  Database!  The database support, well it 
sucks.  Hard to use...hard to manage...and harder to figure out!

But, the rest of "C" is very good.  And, it is not hard for an RPG 
programmer to learn C.

Then you don't have to worry about "breaking" RPG.  And to give 
descent Database to C, you only have to add some functions.

Just a thought...I'll go back into lurk mode.

Bob

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