• Subject: Re: An odd thing
  • From: Chris Rehm <Mr.AS400@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 20:19:20 PDT

** Reply to note from PaulMmn <PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com> Tue, 30 Dec 1997 00:34:51 
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> The point is that neither language is 'better,' just more useful at the 
>moment.
>   
> I -did- find that, after writing in RPG for quite a while, the logic in my
> COBOL programs seemed to resemble the RPG Cycle.   (:

I don't think the decision between them has anything to do with the language's
capabilities. 

If you have an AS/400 shop, it might pay to have an RPG bias. Most midrange
programmers with AS/400 experience are going to have RPG skill. Most available
packages will be in RPG, so you will need RPG skill to maintain/enhance them. 

Based on that, all else being equal, the choice should be RPG. 

Before I'd recommend COBOL on an AS/400, there would have to be some compelling
reason. An application that suited business needs not met elsewhere, for
instance. 

> --Paul E Musselman
 

Chris Rehm
Mr.AS400@ibm.net

How often can you afford to be unexpectedly out of business?
Get an AS/400.
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