• Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 10:57:16 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

I think the problem is, most of us don't have a C compiler on the
box.  I know I don't, nor do any of the other 2 AS/400's we're
using.  It comes down to you use what you have, whether it's
best or not.  If I had a C compiler I would use it.  I don't have it,
so I'm not going to.


Jim Langston

boldt@ca.ibm.com wrote:


> OK, RPG is weak for bit twiddling, but if you need to do
> lots of bit twiddling, I'd argue that you're better off
> using C than MI.  I also take issue with your assertion
> that MI is a "simple" way to do it.  Just look at the
> sample MI programs posted here recently - they're far
> from straight-forward


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