On 22/12/2005, at 2:02 PM, Mark S. Waterbury wrote:

ILE CL was not introduced until V3R2M0 and V3R7M0 ... this was seen by
customers as a "missing" component of ILE, with COBOL, RPG IV and C
available at V3R1M0 (CISC) and V3R6M0 (RISC), but not CL, which was OPM only ... the role of CL was seen only as a "scripting" language and not fully understood, so the need for ILE CL was apparently not fully recognized or

Don't think so. I checked back through soft-copy documentation and found the VRM310 ILE Concepts Manual (SC41-3606-00) and it shows all four ILE languages (C, CL, RPG/400, and COBOL/400). Odd thing is that the manual has a 00 suffix indicating it is the first version but it contains change bars. I recall that IBM renumbered many manuals at Version 3 so this is probably the Version 2 manual renumbered and updated.

I also found the CL Reference (SC41-3722-00) which shows the following commands as new in VRM310:
        CALLPRC         Call Procedure
        CRTBNDCL        Create Bound CL Program
        CRTCLMOD        Create CL Module

All these commands are change flagged indicating the documentation for them is new with VRM310.

Interestingly the COPYRIGHT command seems to be omitted and not documented until VRM320/VRM370. Whether it was actually present in VRM310/VRM360 I cannot say.

I don't have soft-copy documentation for VRM230 and only a few hard-copy manuals so I have no evidence that ILE CL existed other than my recollection that I used it on VRM230. The information above suggests my recall is in error.

When V2R3M0 introduced the Integrated Language Environment, ILE C/400 was
the ONLY language.

I also found a hard copy of the VRM230 CL Programmer's Guide and it has no mention of the ILE component so presuming the documentation was current then this appears to be true and ILE CL didn't arrive until VRM310.

Simon Coulter.
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