Hi, Don

At 09:22 AM 12/11/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>>Still, if I were advising in this case, I'd probably go with RPG (or
>>>>>even C) before COBOL.  Next year, I might say Java, who knows!
>
>
>Having programmed in RPG II, RPG III, ILE RPG, COBOL, CL, Awk, Visual Basic,
>Delphi, Java, C, SYNON and SQL, I would NEVER pick RPG as my first choice!
>
>Yuk.
>
>When IBM FINALLY sees the light and makes ILE RPG COMPLETELY free-format,
THEN
>I'd be inclined to lean that way.
>
>(I do admit, however, the ILE RPG is a VAST improvement over any previous
>incantations)

But in terms of a shop that has NO COBOL staff, and DOES have RPG staff,
isn't the recommendation of COBOL just a little suspicious, or at least
strange? Would YOU recommend that a non-COBOL shop use COBOL? No need to
answer—I know you would not.

Cheers

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 371-1111 x480


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