• Subject: RE: DSPF Handling (was Re: Design shift of view)
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 00:03:55 -0500

Hey, how about putting the screen format specs right in with the RPG
code.  We could call it something fancy like "Work Station Utility" or
something !    :-)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: DAsmussen@aol.com [SMTP:DAsmussen@aol.com]
> Sent: Saturday, July 25, 1998 2:17 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      DSPF Handling (was Re: Design shift of view)
> Joe,
> In a message dated 98-07-24 22:33:19 EDT, you write:
> > Could we get rid of display files all together? Some type of action
> in SEU (
> > like a function
> >  key) would cause SDA to be invoked. The display file code would
> become part
> > of the
> >  RPG program. The compiler would generate the 5250 data stream.
> Writing RPG 
> > would
> >  then be more like the visual development tools (only in the fact
> that you 
> > work on the screen
> >  and program code at the same time).
> Amen to _THAT_!  On my last platform, DSPF specs were included at the
> top of
> the code much like "F" specs (and _MUCH_ more legible than DDS specs,
> without
> the wasted space).  We didn't have anything as nice as SDA, but I got
> to the
> point that I could lay out a screen in my head without filling out a
> form.
> There _was_ no "file" to be locked, and the display was _always_ in
> synch with
> the program.
> Regards,
> Dean Asmussen
> Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
> Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
> E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com
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