David

At 08:43 AM 1/19/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Mark,
>
>When a CLLE program calls an RPG program you can get a machine check 
>MCH3601 on the end procedure statement.   This happens most of the time 
>when you specify a return variable that is short.  The work around is to
declare 
>the variable with a longer length and substring out the first part.  It is
not very 
>consistent.  Programs may run for months.  One day change the program, 
>without touching the parms, next day it starts getting MCH3601.  It
happens more 
>than 50% of the time with 1 byte return variable, say for instance an
error flag.

 DO you have specifics as to how short is considered short?  Also, how much
longer will fix it?

>We were really surprised when the response from support was that it was 
>no longer a bug.  The APAR was closed and they changed the status to a 
>"restriction with a work around".  Apparently not enough people use CLLE 
>to make it worth while to fix.  They gave us no commitment that it will be
fixed 
>in any future release.  We are currently on V3R7.

 This is the type of bug that the code does "not work as advertised."  I'm
guessing that it will be fixed soon w/o a lot of fanfare (maybe shortly
after the next COMMON.)

 -mark

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