At 12:16 PM 11/4/97 -0500, you wrote:
>As I understand it, IBM was looking at dropping PL/I support. However, 
>after several large customer screamed they revised that decision. PL/I is 
>now available as a PRPQ not a LPP. The difference? IBM does not need to 
>translate PRPQs into all the supported national languages. So if you want 
>PL/I you can get it, but only in English.
Although I don't know PL/1, I do have a proficient knowledge of RPG and CL,
and I programmed COBOL (among other languages) extensively in college.  It
seems to me that every AS/400 programmer that I have ever met (and I have
travelled extensively through Europe) is proficient in English.  Although
the AS/400 is translated into 51 (??) languages, the quality of the
translation varies alot.  The Germans tell me that 'page faults' translates
into 'page mistakes' and the Spanish (from Spain) tell me that the
translation is done in South America, and it is useless.


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