• Subject: Re: Anybody using ASNA's RPG400 for the Advanced 36 ??
  • From: Pete Hall <pbhall@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 20:31:30 -0500

At 22:18 09/30/1999 , Kirk Goins wrote:
>I have a client that is using this product on a RS/6000 using OPEN36
>emulation sw. The client wanted to continue using this compiler as he
>migrated back on to a AS/400. We had selected the S36EE as the way to go
>until today when ASNA told us this compiler will only work in the M36
>machine or true AS/36. Anybody been able to even install it(we can't) in
>the S36EE?

 From what I remember of it, this product uses assembler modules to provide 
the added functionality. As you know, there is no assembler on the AS/400. 
Even if there were, the 36EE is not object compatible with any flavor of 
S36. 36EE requires a recompile of everything. Since you can't link the 
assembler modules, your basically SOL for migration.

It is possible to convert RPG III and run it natively. I did one notable 
conversion of ASNA RPG III to AS/400. I can tell you with some authority 
that if you have gotten at all cute with the product on the S/36, you will 
regret it on the AS/400. In particular, there are many tricks that can be 
played with redefining data buffers that will make your life very 
interesting. If the product was used with the intent of porting the code to 
the AS/400, and programming was done mostly by people that were familiar 
with RPG III, you may be in good shape.

Pete Hall
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