• Subject: Re: COBOL VS RPG
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 07:51:41 -0500

More importantly, if you write reports in COBOL, you are essentially,
writing your own copy of the RPG cycle. The cycle exists because it is the
"right" way to do reports!

Then again, most RPG programmer's today are told to NOT use the RPG cycle
and they then turn around and write their own cycle code anyway.

Talk about a waste....

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R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
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-----Original Message-----
From: PaulMmn <PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Sunday, January 02, 2000 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: COBOL VS RPG


>>At 06:10 PM 12/29/1999 -0600, you wrote:
>
>>Try converting the RPG cycle into COBOL.  I'd rather give birth to the
>>Green Bay Packers, all at once, than attempt this.
>
>>Al
>
>
>I dunno---  many, many years ago we had 2 S/3/15/D machines.  One shop was
>RPG, one was COBOL.  I had occasion to write some COBOL programs from
>scratch, and I -did- code them using my own version of the RPG cycle.  It
>made a -very- 'logical' program!
>
>Of course, that was back in the days when I could draw the complete RPG
>cycle from the debugging template in my sleep.  (:
>
>--Paul E Musselman
>PaulMmn@Ix.netcom.com
>
>
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