• Subject: Re: Debug eval RPGLE %BIFs
  • From: Roger Vicker <rvicker@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 20:17:21 -0600
  • Organization: Vicker Programming

boldt@ca.ibm.com wrote:

> I understand your request.  But, don't forget that most BIFFs have
> a great deal of functionality underneath.  Think of a BIFF as a
> sort of procedure call.  Debuggers normally don't allow displaying
> values returned by procedures.  I suppose it could be done, but at
> what cost?

I can buy that. I was just hoping that some of the BIFFs that act like a field
such as the %EOF, %FOUND, etc could be at a minimum cost.

> I see your point.  But as we've already seen from other notes,
> the current behavior matches the documentation, and others are
> not dissatisfied with that behavior.  Futhermore, changing that
> behavior could make existing code work incorrectly, which would
> definitely upset people.  So, we don't see any need to change
> that behavior.  Sorry.
> Cheers!  Hans
> Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com

Illuminating discusion, that as the opener, I now propose to close.


Roger Vicker, CCP

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