Honestly Joe, your answer was quite clear and I do agree with most of what 
you say (and like you, I too am almost ready to stop arguing because I'm 
just plain tired of it).

1 - TSM did not reach the end of it's cycle.  It's being enhanced.  It's 
very popular.  It's just that IBM isn't putting any of the new versions on 
i5/os.  Why not?

2 - If TSM is just a product, couldn't the RPG compiler be thought of as 
the same way?  I mean, they both show up on DSPSFWRSC.  Has IBM dropped 
languages in the past for the AS/400, like BASIC, RM-COBOL, FORTRAN, etc? 
There's already lots of grumbling that it would be nice to drop the 
RPG/400 compiler to push people to the RPG ILE compiler.  But as you could 
point out, IBM still has the RPG II compiler going on it.

Rob Berendt

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