Bad analogy. Since they are by and large subcontractors to the builder, most
carpenters are required to have their own tools, unless they're a new
apprentice. The custom builders will frequently have their own supply of
tools from their days as a carpenter.

Hmmm. Wouldn't it be interesting to see IBM offer some of these tools to
those in the trade of programming?

Paul Nelson
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Office 409-267-4027

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There is a distinction to be made, however.

A carpenter will go to the builder and tell him that the air-nailer is a
"must have", and will make the case that it "pays for itself." The
average IBM i developer, however, does not do this with RDi. (Some do,
but they are the minority.)

Another distinction... the carpenter is able to continue to use both
tools, the regular hammer and the air-nailer, and use whichever is
easier for the task at hand. Nobody is trying to 'deprecate' the hammer.

On 4/18/2014 10:35 AM, Jon Paris wrote:
Couldn't have said it better myself Larry.

On 2014-04-18, at 12:30 AM, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

As to the cost, that argument doesn't hold water for me. It's like a
builder who refuses to purchase an air-nailer for his carpenter because
it's expensive and the hammer he already owns still works.

Jon Paris

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