At 10:20 PM 7/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
>
>
>Walden,
>
>You'ld be surprised (as was I!) just how many people have systems written
>in PL/I and BASIC running on a 400!
>
>And (Jon/Al double check me here) I think that with v4r2 both languages
>are history...

As my name has been mentioned, I am compelled to reply.  Yes, I agree that
both languages have been withdrawn as LPPs, but I believe that both are
available as PRPQs.

There are a few differences.  First of all, PRPQs are not strategic.  In
other words, they won't be brought forward to ILE.  (But then again, almost
no one [other than on this list] is using ILE [I'm sorry to say.].)

Secondly, it means that the manuals are only available in English, but this
is not a biggie to most, because the quality of the translation of the
language manuals has traditionally been less than the best.

Al


>
>Don in DC
>
>
>
>On Mon, 6 Jul 1998, Walden Leverich wrote:
>
>> Don,
>> 
>> It's not gone (PL/I) it's just not an LPP anymore. If you want it you
>> can ask IBM for it and they will be more than happy to provide it to you
>> (for a price). By taking it off the LPP list all IBM did was remove
>> their requirement to translate the documentation in to the 39 (or so)
>> different national languages. It's only available in English now.
>> 
>> -Walden
>> 
>> PS. I'm not sure about Basic's status, but who cares, it's basic.
>> 
>> 10  print "hello"
>> 20  goto 10 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Don [mailto:dr2@access.digex.net]
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 8:45 PM
>> To: Dave Mahadevan
>> Cc: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>> Subject: Re: FYI - Press Inquiry: AS/400 Tenth Anniversary.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Dave, 
>> 
>> As of V4r2 you have lost the best language out there...PL/I (or the
>> subset
>> implementation of the best language out there....).  ...ditto for
>> BASIC...
>> 
>> Don in DC metro...
>> 
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