• Subject: RE: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: John P Carr <jpcarr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 15:46:13 -0500

>My question has always been. Why does IBM charges $2,000 for an ordinary
>compiler that is available for free on about everything else. I can buy a
>complete C++ development system for less than $100 on NT but pay $2,000 for
>nothing but an ordinary "C" compiler on the AS/400.
>I thought the idea was to get people to write more programs on the AS/400,
>not discourage them. 

Let me ask a question to the list;

How many people would like it if you could buy just ONE development package
for the AS/400 ?

If you bought it to do development on the AS/400 you would automatically get
EVERY compiler on the AS/400,  along with VA/xxxx & CODE/400 too.

So you would have C, RPG, COBOL, VA/Java, VA/RPG,  etc, etc.
and all the other Tools.

Would that be a good idea??

John Carr

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