• Subject: RE: RPG/COBOL with embedded CL
  • From: Buck Calabro/commsoft<mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 13:03:23 -0500

On 03/15/99 11:59:44 AM Roger Boucher  wrote:

>That would be beautiful!!
>
>From: Colin Williams [mailto:Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk]
>
>I have often thought, if IBM allowed CL program commands to be embedded
>in their HLL's, they would make development a lot quicker, allowing
>development of HLL programs without the overhead of having to wrap  them
>in a CL control program to perform any sort of housekeeping/error
>capture.
>Anyone else got any thoughts on this.

Almost everything you want to do in CL is accessible to HLLs via use of 
APIs.  If you use RPG IV, it's a straightworward process to build 
prototypes of the APIs you want to use and bind them into each program that 
wants to use them.

If you're really stuck on using CL, you can easily use the same technique 
to build prototypes of your desired CL functions.  In fact, we could always 
wrap CL functions within RPG programs, even RPG III on the /38.  It's just 
more efficient to do it in RPG IV.

What CL commands would you like to use in an HLL?

Buck Calabro
Billing Concepts Inc (formerly CommSoft), Albany, NY
mailto:mcalabro@commsoft.net
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