Hi, Simon:

I stand corrected.

Reading my own post again, I am not sure what I was thinking! :-o

Mark S. Waterbury

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "MI Programming on the AS400 / iSeries" <mi400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 6:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [MI400] Thanks for the info on *USRQs;now a question about
LOCK/UNLOCK
>
> 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
> > appreciated.
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Simon Coulter.
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