• Subject: RE: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: boothm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 17:50:41 -0500

Would that be like an expanded "ADTS Tool Set"?  How would that work?  A 
Master license for each Serial Number and a sub-license for each 
programmer? 




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Subject:        RE: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)


>My question has always been. Why does IBM charges $2,000 for an ordinary
"C"
>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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