• Subject: RE: Anybody using ASNA's RPG400 for the Advanced 36 ??
  • From: "Carl Gerlach" <cgerlach@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 06:08:33 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Yes:

I have two customers who have been using it for a couple years and before
that RPG/400 for the 36.

I try to avoid using functions not transferable to the AS400 but since both
customers would never migrate their code to the AS400 (native) it really
doesn't matter.

Carl H. Gerlach
Apex Information Systems Group
www.apex-isg.com <http://www.apex-isg.com>
414-744-9232
Toll Free: 1-888-400-Yr2k
Fax: 414-744-9242
 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Pete Hall
Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 8:32 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Anybody using ASNA's RPG400 for the Advanced 36 ??


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
pbhall@execpc.com
http://www.execpc.com/~pbhall
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