• Subject: Re: question about OS/400 and SSP
  • From: Richard Baird <rbbaird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 09:54:31 -0500

Thanks James!

I've been blissfully untouched by system 36 code for right around ten
years now.

When we offered to help this client, I had to dust off my old s36 ocl
and procedures handbook just to get the simplest of things accomplished.

man, that brings back memories... (not ALL of them bad :)

I guess my problem with the 36 environment is one born of ignorance. 
When it first came out with the first as/400s, the general concensus was
to avoid it at all costs, and I've never had the need to revisit the
subject until now. 

Thanks again for the recommendations!


> Richard,
> First I would like to say that there is no difference between running
> SSP and a S/36 environment.  At least not that I've ever encountered,
> other than speed.
> The S/36 machine can access OS/400 machine files via DDM.  Using DDM,
> IMO, makes the speed issue moot.
> BTW, the S/36 environment has no problem with native files.  We never
> even had to touch the OCL.  It just worked.  Now there may be some
> obscure things in your OCL that might bite you, but we tried not to get
> too cute.
> The only reason I can think of for -not- running in a S/36 environment
> is that you do not have all of the source necessary to do a recompile.
> You may want to look at Redbooks: GG24-3304-xx "Converting System/36
> Environment Applications to Native AS/400" and GG24-3250-xx "System/36
> to AS/400 Application Migration" for any gotchas.
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