Jon Paris wrote:

On 12-Mar-09, at 4:00 PM, Chris Chambers wrote:

I would always call a CL program from within the COBOL.

QCMDEXC is just so ugly

And CL is therefore by definition "pretty"? You are jesting surely.

No, but then compiled CL has the CL compiler to help with a number of things. Granted, for trivial stuff like individual overrides, a compiled module is more than what's needed. But I see too many instances of multiple commands being constructed in strings and then passed on to be 'interpreted' by QCMDEXC/QCAPCMD, plus the supporting code to retrieve inner messages, plus excess code to handle quoted values... etc.

A compiled CL module makes a lot of those things so much nicer. It also allows some modularity, as well as providing an object that can be tested independently.

This comment is more about _overuse_ of QCMDEXC/QCAPCMD than appropriate use. Setting an override seems appropriate use.

Tom Liotta

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