• Subject: RE: CL improvements
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:09:54 -0500

I would say no as well.  We don't need programs written in CL alone.  I hate
CLs that have screens in them.  Use RPG!

CL is what it is.. Control Language.

Now, if you were to look at the other side of the coin, adding the ability
to perform CL from RPG would be a plus.  This is, of course, without writing
your own procedures that do this (which works well anyhow).

Embedded CL in an RPG program, or even new RPG opcodes that do CL stuff.
Now THAT would be a great enhancement and would solve the original posters
problem as well.

C                       OVRDBF  FILE
C                       OPNQRYF FILE
C                       QRYSLT          VAR1
C                       KEYFLD          KEYVAR
C... etc.. etc..
C                       READ            FILE
C                       DOW             (not *EOF)
C                       xxxxx
C                       READ            FILE
C                       ENDDO
 *
C       *FIRST  POSDBF  FILE

Or embedd it like embedded SQL.
Just an idea..

Bradley V. Stone
BVS/Tools
http://www.bvstools.com

m



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim McCarthy [mailto:TimM@softwarejungle.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 11:04 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: CL improvements
> 
> 
> Forgive me for being a killjoy here, but do we REALLY NEED 
> these sort of
> enhancements in CL? Subroutines? FOR loops? I'd much rather 
> IBM focused
> its' efforts elsewhere. 
> 
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> Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:       John Earl [SMTP:johnearl@powertechgroup.com]
> > Sent:       Monday, October 11, 1999 7:04 AM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Cc: John Carr
> > Subject:    Re: CL inprovements
> > 
> > Oh oh oh!!!
> > 
> > And Date data type support.  Am I dreaming, or could this
> > really happen?
> > 
> > jte
> > 
> > John Earl wrote:
> > 
> > >  John,
> > >
> > > Sorry, I'm responding to the list because it's a good
> > > topic for the list...
> > >
> > > What CL really needs is:
> > >
> > >    * Support for more than one file at a time
> > >    * Printer file support
> > >    * Internal Subroutines
> > >    * a FOR command
> > >    * the ability to detect an end of key range
> > >    * the ability to recover from an End of File condition
> > >      (CPF0864)
> > >
> > > If we could also get database update support, that would
> > > be great.   But the above list is a nice start.
> > >
> > > jte
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > John P Carr wrote:
> > >
> > >> Well I shot my mouth off at sound off at COMMON again to
> > >> IBM about CL.
> > >> This time
> > >> I met with a guy from Rochester who wanted my opinions
> > >> as to what would be
> > >> needed
> > >> to improve CL.     BTW,   the main man   Tom J.  was
> > >> fielding the questions.
> > >>
> > >> DON'T RESPOND TO THIS LIST ABOUT THIS.
> > >>
> > >> If you have an opinion.    Short Sweet.  To the
> > >> point.    Of what you'd like
> > >> to
> > >> see enhanced in CL,     Send them to me personally.    I
> > >> am getting ready to
> > >>
> > >> email the person with some ideas.
> > >>
> > >> Send to
> > >>
> > >> JPCARR@tredegar.com
> > >>
> > >> I will forward them to the person at Rochester with my
> > >> suggestions.
> > >>
> > >> If we get some enhancements that we've been wanting for
> > >> 20 years,
> > >> my looking foolish at soundoff would have been worth
> > >> while.
> > >>
> > >> John Carr
> > >> EdgeTech
> > >>
> > >> Classes at      www.400school.com
> > >>
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