• Subject: Re[2]: CHGPF Question
  • From: Buck Calabro <mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 09:12:43 -0400

>On 18 Sep 97 at 9:52, Al Barsa, Jr. wrote:
>> If you add the fields at the end of the file, and specify
>> LVLCHK(*NO), you don't have to recompile.  
>> Some folks (myself included) consider this heresy, others consider
>> it gospil..
>And still others (myself included) consider it to be punishable by 

        Why?  LVLCHK(*NO) is just another attribute of a file, like SIZE or 
MAXMBRS...  If I create a file with 10 fields, write a hundred programs, then
add an eleventh field to the end, why should I be forced to re-compile all 
one hundred programs, when I already KNOW that none of them uses the
new field?  
I have never given this question much thought before; seeing these
quite strong responses against the practise gives me pause...

Buck Calabro
Commsoft, Rensselaer, NY

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