At 12:59 PM 5/25/98 -0500, Vernon Hamberg wrote:
>What Marc Zylka was referring to, I believe, is the new feature in v4r2,
>that you can use native SQL as a programming language—no embedding in RPG
>or COBOL or REXX. The resulting source is converted into C source and then
>compiled. There are, apparently, extensions to SQL, like 'if' and 'do'—I've
>not seen it yet but heard it discussed at Connections Conference recently.
That could very well be the case. I saw that in News/400 (I think), but haven't
played with it. I didn't realize you needed a C compiler. The kids colored all
over my mental notepad. I thought this was the "wrapperless" SQL procedure.
Apparently there's additional overhead involved because it uses dynamic bind
and must be prepared each time it is executed, but it is largely portable so
would be handy for systems that must also run against databases other than
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