RE:     Re: L-date field again

>>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     

Booth said;

>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. 

Ya know it's amazing.  I can see the industry going to GUI & Java
REAL quickly with attitudes like this.  

Forward into the past.   These programs are probably 10+ years old.
And I bet that the rule of the day is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

I don't know what to tell ya booth.  

 "You can lead a man to knowledge,  But you can't make him think"
(my own spin on the classic cliche)

John Carr
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