My point is that sjl seemed to be saying that CLPs from older
can always be restored on newer systems and run perfectly fine. But
this isn't true.
I had a secondary point which is that on systems other than IBM i,
issue of "restoring CLP objects" wouldn't even come up, because on
those other systems, people use shell scripts to do what most i
use CLPs for.
If everyone used Rexx scripts instead of compiled CLP objects, then
sure, we wouldn't even be having this discussion. (Though honestly,
for scripting, I think most people will find it easier to deal with
stream files than with members within source physical files.) If
everyone developed all their IBM i apps in IFS, with DB2 "merely"
serving as the database (which, granted, some people do, and it
more and more are doing), then we also wouldn't be having the QSYS
hierarchical directory structure discussion either.
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