Hi Rob,
thanks a lot for you input. After days of desperate trying I'm leaning to
that exact direction, yet not ready to give up.
I'm coming from windows/linux environment where C and Java has been all I
need so far. I was trying to avoid learning another, very platform oriented,
language, especially while hearing in the background about how RPG may
become obsolete.

I just hope I will not be spending a lot of time trying to get C and RPG
working together (for example parameter passing and type compatibility). Is
there any learning material or good books that you can point out?

Thanks
Boris.
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> Hi All,
> Does anybody have an example of using Display files with fopen, fwrite...
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> Or an example of a C program writing into a USRDFN record.
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> Any input is highly appreciated
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> Boris,
>
> This is where my lack of "purity" will shine thru.
>
> But, I prefer to use each tool for what it is best at.  C is very good at
> string manipulation, bit twiddling, buffer manipulation, and crazy screwy
> weird stuff.  RPG is no fun at all doing these kind of things.
>
> C sucks at working with "native" AS/400 externally described files (device
> or database).  On the other hand, RPG excels at doing these things!
>
> So, I use RPG modules to do the normal as/400 file manipulation and C to
do
> the "fun" stuff.
>
> Yes, you can use a hammer to drive a screw...but it wont be pretty and
> generally makes a mess.
>
> JMHO,
> Bob
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> > Does anybody have an example of using Display files with fopen,
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> > functions? All I could find in the documentation that this is possible.
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> > Or an example of a C program writing into a USRDFN record.
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