At 08:20 AM 5/5/1998 -0400, you wrote:
>Walden wrote:
>>Sorry to say, but l-hand indicators can be _easier_ to understand than
>>"structured" code. Compare
>>
>> key chain rcd  90
>>90  leave
>>
>>with
>>
>> key chain rcd  90
>> *in90 move  rcdnf
>> rcdnf ifeq *on
>>  leave
>>  endif
>>
>>You tell me which is easier to read.
>
>I can't believe this discussion has gone on so long.
>(And I can't believe I'm responding!)
>
>Add this snippet of V4R2 code and tell me what's more
>readable:
>
>     C                  CHAIN     rcd
>     C                  IF        NOT %FOUND
>     C                  LEAVE
>     C                  ENDIF
>
>Fact is, the traditional indicators are becoming a
>thing of the past.  As of V4R2, there are very few
>cases where an old-style indicator is still needed.
>Eventually, we'd like to make it even easier to
>avoid them entirely, using techniques that do not
>require compromising readability.
>
>Cheers!  Hans

Hear, Hear! Give us more! We're insatiable!

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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