• Subject: RPG - conversion vs re-write
  • From: John Carr <74711.77@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 23:33:51 -0400

RE:     RPG - conversion vs re-write

>I'm looking for opinions on past experiences with migrating an RPG II app
>from a S/36 to AS/400 RPG IV. Does a simple conversion do the job or does
>it have to be re-written to take full advantage of the AS/400 native

>Your input is greatly appreciated.

>Carlos Penengo

In a word,   Rewrite.

Unless you like 10 lines of calcs that say
OR  20
AN  30
OR N20
AN N55
OR  97
AN N98
Finally   a line of working calcs.  (only 1 lefthand *IN in RPGIV)

And of course you would want to take advantange of Native Date Data
Types that perform Great( <VBG> <LOL> )

John Carr CDP
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