• Subject: RE: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: Buck Calabro <mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 11:10:56 -0500

I would agree that few listers have a C compiler. I think Hans' point is
that if your business requires extensive bit twiddling, your shop should go
out and buy a C compiler instead of using MI.  Our problem in the Midrange
world is that we are almost exclusively "single language" shops - no history
of using multiple languages to code an application.  It's an uphill battle
to justify a C compiler because we've twisted RPG's arm to do a lot of
things other folks would have done in another language.  RPG just seems able
to "do it all."

So, those of us who want to tinker may not be able to convince the powers
that be to shell out the cash for a C compiler for us to play with.  That's
where the free MI compiler wins out.

Buck Calabro
Aptis; Albany, NY

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Williams 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 10:08 AM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      RE: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
> Would I be right in saying that for 99.9% of the people on this list, a
> C compiler is just not an option?
| 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: david@midrange.com

This thread ...

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2020 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].