on 12/28/97at 12:46 PM, the Great and Grand  Wazir John Carr
<74711.77@compuserve.com> said:

>Why kill your self with RPGIII with compile options you have to remember,
> just CVTRPGSRC and go RPGIV.  Your life would be much easier without any
>downside.  We've been doing this for 3 years now.  We haven't 
>experienced ANY downside to this approach.  
>Make your source file the BIG size (Rec Len 112?).

You are right, that is the plan.  

Some of the programs that will need reference to the new file are old
programs though, with internally described screens, and are not a pretty
thing to see.  I rewrite a few of them as I come to them, even though the
client has said that externally described screens is not a goal nor even a
desired thing.  The few cvtrpgsrc that i attempted (for those programs)
turned into hornet's nests as I tried to even find out what the original
validations and functions were.  

In general though, converting to rpgle has been smooth and the right
choice.  Wish the debugger worked though.  :(

Booth Martin     

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