It's just IBM's friendly way of telling you to USE JAVA.

However, I agree with you.  I am sorry to see that the attitude from the AIX
group ("It compiles, ship it."  It caused me endless nightmares a few years ago
when I was porting software from AIX to the AS/400 PASE environment.) seems to
have infected this aspect of OS/400 development.

-Doc

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> subject: [C400-L] More loss of function in C compiler
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> Not content with removing compiler support for externally described  
> database files now we have to contend with debug function being  
> removed.
> 
> Version 4 allowed OPTION(*EXPMAC) with DBGVIEW(*LIST) which was very  
> useful when debugging macro code.
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> Version 5 (510) exhibited problems (MCH0601 pointer errors) in some  
> cases with this combination of parameters. IBM solution is to not use  
> that combination and they intend to disallow that combination in some  
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> That future release would appear to be 530 with message CZS2119 so  
> macro debugging is no longer allowed. So much for the bloody marvellous  
> AIX C compiler that would make porting C code to OS/400 easier.
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> Don't fix the problem--just stop it from occurring and remove  
> previously working behaviour in the process. Thanks a bloody lot IBM!
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> Who else finds this attitude unacceptable? What can we do about it?  
> This defect should be fixed instead of just being masked.
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> > Who else finds this attitude unacceptable?
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> I do.  It goes against everything the compiler teams have ever done in
> the past.
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> > What can we do about it?
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> A DCR?  There's a link to the Design Change Request in the FAQ.
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> > This defect should be fixed instead of just being masked.
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> I agree.  I have enough trouble compiling stuff in C on iSeries
> without having to fight the compiler/debugger more with the next
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