On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 10:56 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Wasn't there a weird member type of CL? Not CLP, or CLLE, but just CL?
And how was that used?
On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Gary Thompson <gthompson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From memory: I think that type was used as a "script" to be
"played interactively" . . . never used by me so that is all I know.
Interesting. I think you are right. I was actually about to say that
I don't think "CL" is actually a recognized member type at all (so it
would be equivalent to any other nonsense type like "FOO" or "Q2").
But when I set a member to "CL" and go into it with SEU, it does
provide some context-sensitive prompting. It also tells me that stuff
like CHGVAR is "not allowed in this setting", and doesn't let me use
variables as parameter values to other commands.
All of this strongly suggests that type "CL" is indeed some kind of
"verbatim, line-by-line CL playback script".
Which also makes me find that it's frankly quite lame. Yeah,
compiling CLPs may be a slight drag compared to just write-and-run.
But then why not graduate to REXX, which is also interpreted (not
compiled), and give yourself access to powerful programming
capabilities? If you don't want to use all the fancy REXX features,
you can still issue plain-old CL commands with it.