Alan,

In this particular case, there is one, and only one system API I need access to.  I have a Java servlet that needs to call this system API, which is written in C (I presume).  Could I write the wrapper in RPG and then use cgi to get access to it?  Perhaps. This started out with a simple need: Call this one API from the Java servlet that needs it.  It just ended up being more complex than I had anticipated.

Had the whole thing been an RPG solution, I would have taken a different approach.  Maybe I still will.  If you have an example of exposing a system API as a REST service, let me know.  REST services are easy to call from Java.

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On 10/8/2021 9:47 AM, Alan Campin wrote:
Just curious, with the coming of Rest Services and how simple it makes
executing logic on the IBM i, is PCML obsolete? Why would you use PCML over
using a Rest Service?

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