• Subject: Re: RPG II to RPG/400 conversion
  • From: Richard Baird <rbbaird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 17:56:13 -0500
  • Organization: Premium Systems, Inc.

Pete Hall wrote:
> 
> >> talk about UUUUHHHHHGLEEEEEEE!
> this, in my humble opinion is MUCH worse than left hand indicators!!!!
> <<
> 
> That it is. I used to work for a company that had a converter like that.
> Maybe it's the same one. I used to tell clients that they didn't want it
> done. The only thing it accomplished was rendering all comments
> completely useless and making the program 3 times bigger than it had
> been before. There certainly was no gain in efficiency. Yuck!

This wasn't even the worst part.  you should have seen what it did to a
simple "// if active-xxxxxx " OCL statement!  it created 10 variables,
and produced about 15 lines of CL code, based around an ALCOBJ of the
program.

this was ALL completely worthless, since ALCOBJ will not fail, even if
the program is active because once the program starts, it has it's own
copy.  The only thing it did accomplish was to keep it from being called
while it checked if the pgm was active.

a whole lot of work to create code that was worthless.  makes you wonder
of they even tested the tool.

regards,

rick
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