Very true. In my days as an as/400 op, we were constantly writing CL
utilities to automate almost every function, 
so that we could spend more time sleeping(joke) 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: John P Carr [mailto:jpcarr@tredegar.com]
>Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 6:51 PM
>To: MIDRANGE-L
>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. 
>
>Forgive me Tim,  but to the majority of the System Operators, 
>and Systems
>Programmers, CL is still the only Procedual Control Language 
>for doing the
>mundane things like Saving Libraries,  other system type 
>functions to be
>done in batch,  maybe as Subsystem Jobs,  Prestart Jobs,  IPL 
>start up type
>jobs,  etc.    These people will never learn a HLL nor should 
>they really
>need to.
>
>This language is NOT primarily for Application Programmers,   
>Its for the
>Operation Staff.
>
>Try running a shop with out CL.     
>
>IMHO.
>
>John Carr
>
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