Peter, At 11:43 PM 10/17/99 -0700, you wrote: >> > SetDate(Datefield:*D:01) >> > SetDate(Datefield:*M:12) >> > SetDate(Datefield:*Y:2001) >> >> I like this suggestion. It says exactly what you'd like to do. I would >> also hope that we could combine descriptors, i.e. *MD, *MY, *DY, etc. >> Also, *Y and *YY or *CY. *JD would be Julian days. >> >> -mark > >After reading your suggestion Mark, it occurred to me that ILE RPG already >has the op code and the syntax, just not the specific descriptors. Consider >this example from the manual: > > C *DMY MOVE 210991 DATE_ISO > C *DMY MOVE NUM_DATE1 DATE_ISO > >Now just allow some more descriptors and you could have > > C *D MOVE 01 datefield > C *M MOVE 12 datefield > C *Y MOVE 2001 datefield > >It's in keeping with what IBM has already done and seems just as >understandable as the others, especially if you've already learned to use >MOVE for date, time & timestamp fields. I agree to a point - the functionality is there. But since RPG seems to be going in the direction of BIFs and free-form, SETDATE would fit that model better. -mark +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.