• Subject: RE: How to pass parms to Perl
  • From: "Gary Kuznitz" <docfxit@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 10:14:00 -0800

Now now boys.  Let's keep it light.  :-)

I really appreciate everyone catching the case sensitive parameter names.  
I discovered in V4R2 the file name had to match but the directory name 
didn't.  It worked fine.  Since I am in the middle of working out the bugs 
in this application when I switched to V4R4 it didn't occur to me (while 
trying to resolve other problems) that the case sensitive issue would come 
up again.  Sure would be nice if IBM would default the directory name 
"QOpenSys"  to "QOPENSYS"  so it would be less likely for people to spend 
time on figuring out the case sensitivity issue.  It would also be nice if case 
sensitivity was mentioned as a suggestion in the error message.  Of course 
this would all go away if it wasn't case sensitive in the first place.  I'm 
wondering if there is some rule from ancient times that dictates this has to be 
case sensitive or if it was a programmers oversite/time constraint that is now 
making everyone know "one more rule" so the AS/400 is just a little less user 
friendly.  I wonder if anyone at IBM has ever thought of leaning some of the 
priority more towards making the 400 more user friendly?

Any ways,  I'll try this out later today and see if it solves the problem.  

Thanks a bunch,

Gary Kuznitz

> John wrote:
> >C'on
> >
> >Unlike RPG,  PERL is intuitive and easy to figure out.
> >No cryptic syntax.
> >
> >Help him out Hans
> >
> >John Carr <VBG>
> >-------------------------------------------
> 
> That was a cheap shot, John.  Furthermore, Gary's problem is
> not with the language, but with how to run a Perl program
> from OS/400.  Please don't be so critical of the OS/400's
> "intuitive and easy to figure out" commands.  <g>
> 
> BTW, I believe Chris had the right answer that the parameters
> have to be in mixed case, not upper case.  To be honest, though,
> I've never actually run Perl on the AS/400, only on Linux.
> 
> For further information, check out
> http://www.as400.ibm.com/demdwn/perl_rm.htm
> 
> Cheers!  Hans
> 
> Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com

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