RE: Re: L-date field again >>Booth, >>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 EdgeTech programs +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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