• Subject: RE: RPG on LINUX, was Proportion of programming languages on AS400
  • From: Colin Williams <Williamsc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 09:22:16 -0000

I wasnt saying DB2 is a compiler! I'm just saying the database is
already there, so why not go the whole hog and put everything else
there!

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>From: Jon.Paris@halinfo.it [mailto:Jon.Paris@halinfo.it]
>Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 4:22 PM
>To: midrange-l@midrange.com
>Subject: RPG on LINUX, was Proportion of programming languages on AS400
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>No - DB2 is an application - not a compiler - I doubt it has 
>any use of W-code
>at all.  It does not generate executables to perform its tasks 
>for it in the way
>that a compiler does. DB2 on the 400 (in the form of the SQL 
>pre-processor)
>sorta kinda does a sorta kinda compilation process but not 
>really <grin>
>
>You are correct though in thinking that if a W-code back-end 
>were available on
>Linux it would be a simpler port for the RPG compiler.  That 
>is how the compiler
>for VARPG wsas able to be developed.  Now if you see IBM 
>porting (say) the C++
>compiler to Linux then that might open some possibilities as 
>I'm fairly certain
>that it targets W-code - or does the latest one do something 
>different - Hans
>may know.
>
>Don't forget though that a lot of what you view as RPG (data 
>base I/O, Display
>files, printer files, etc.) is really part of the OS which RPG 
>simply interfaces
>to.  What are you going to do for the RPG program that reads a 
>Join Logical on a
>400?  What "file" would it map to on a Linux box?
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