was: dynamic program CALLS


Paul said;
> SNIP>
>I encourage calls to RPG programs to pass at least 1 parameter:  tells the
>called program if it is to execute or execute and shut down:
>
>                       CALL XXXXX
>                       PARM SHUTDOWN
>                       PARM DataToSubProgram
>                       PARM DataFromSubProgram
<SNIP

Just curious Paul,  why you don't use factor 1 & 2 of the DataToSubProgram
to separate what is passed down from what is passed back instead of 
passing the 3rd parm(DataFromSubProgram) ?

P.S.
I use the shutdown parm myself.  The only caveat is that I rarely pass
more than one parm.   I always pass a data structure name (usually 
externally defined).

John Carr
EdgeTech


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