• Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 07:59:11 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Okay, Hans, then what would you encourage to use in place of
C for shops that do not have C?  Nor will ever get C?  Nor will
ever even think about getting C.

If IBM is willing to give me C free on my AS/400, then I will gladly
accept it and use it.  But we all know this just ain't gonna happen <g>

I also know that my boss is not going to pay the exorbitant prices IBM
wants for the compiler to do something that could be done in other
ways, such as by using API's or MI.

A screwdriver may be a lot better for putting in screws, but if the Screwdriver
costs me $5000 watch me hit those screws.

Regards,

Jim Langston

boldt@ca.ibm.com wrote:

> <SNIP>
> I've always believed in using the appropriate tool for
> the task at hand.  To me, for most of the reasons people
> use MI, C is the more appropriate tool.
> <SNIP>

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