• Subject: Re: CL inprovements
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 11:57:40 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

I guess what I am trying to say is, why is IBM linking CL with green screens?
CL is a Control Language.  It does whatever you do it to, right?  Just like
RPG.  Are they going to can RPG because people write green screen
applications with it too?

Does that mean we are no longer going to be able to write batch jobs that
do more than one thing?  Or is IBM going to, heaven forbid, move the batch
commands to a PC?

How are we going to run our steps without CL?

Regards,

Jim Langston

Buck Calabro wrote:

> Jim,
> Think "command line."  Imagine having an end-user set up a new subsystem.
> You could have instructions like:
> CRTSBSD xxx
> ADDJOBQE xxx
> ADDRTGE xxx
> STRSBS xxx
>
> or you could lump them all into a single CL program and your instructions
> would be CALL NEWPROD/SETUP.
>
> or, you could take a zillion screen shots of Operations Navigator displays
> and try to explain what to click and where.
>
> >From a software vendor's viewpoint, it is far easier to put all your setup /
> configuration instructions in a CL program and have the end-user call that
> program.  Every machine will execute the same script in the same way.  GUI
> programs like Operations Navigator can't be scripted nearly as easily to
> work across all machines.
>
> Buck Calabro
> Aptis; Albany, NY
> mailto:Buck.Calabro@aptissoftware.com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jim Langston
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 10:55 AM
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:      Re: CL inprovements
> >
> > I am confused.  What does CL have to do with green screen?
> >
> > Running batch files is green screen?
> >
> > I remember doing a CGI to a web page from RPG and using CL as an
> > intermediary,
> > that is green screen?
> >
> > Please explain.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jim Langston
> >
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