• Subject: RE: Have you read this?
  • From: "Bob Crothers" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 11:24:09 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Well actually, Legos are not perfect anymore.  I got the Lego Mindstorms
Robotics Invention kit for Christmas.  And it included only 2 touch sensors.
Really should have been more like 4.

And yes.  If you can get to an OCX from Visual RPG, I'll bet you could
control your robot using RPG!

Bob


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On
Behalf Of Schenck, Don
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 10:18 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Have you read this?

Leslie --

TWO things you don't know:

I am VERY, VERY skilled in RPG. Just FYI.

But more importantly ...

I BASH _EVERYTHING_. You should see me rant on the Visbas-L listserver.

(Well ... I'm never critical of Claudia Schiffer or Oreo cookies. And Legos
... all three are perfect)

And I'm hardest on meself.

Peace,

-- Don

-----Original Message-----
From: L. S. Russell [mailto:leslier@datrek.com]
Sent: January 12, 2000 8:25 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Have you read this?


You are right, and I am sorry.

Bob Crothers wrote:
>
> L.S.,
>
> Lighten up.  If you disagree that strongly with what Don says, send him a
> private email or even better yet, just hit the Delete key.  Blood pressure
> medicine is way to expensive to let something like this get to you.
>
> JMHO.
>
> Bob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On
> Behalf Of L. S. Russell
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 2:35 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Have you read this?
>
> Is it just that you are unhappy with your job, or is it that you can't
> quiet wrap your chubby little knuckles around RPG? Or is it that you are
> a PC programmer, thrust into a midrange world and you are using this
> list to vent? Whatever the case, you have not made a valid point that I
> can see after wading through the yards of sarcasm.
>
> No one will argue that Universal DB beats its PC counterparts hands down
> in terms of stability, nor will many argue that the AS/400 the most
> stable machine in the world. I don't argue that giving the higher ups,
> access to specific data through a more user-friendly interface is not
> prudent. What I, and many others on the list, have is that RPG is the
> best tool for writing the kind of heads down data entry and reporting
> applications that drive every business. I mean most bank auditors I have
> dealt with prefer to have the data in hand rather than drill down
> through some "user friendly" data mining tool like Crystal Reports or
> Seagate's Info7.
>
> So just what is your point, spare us the sarcasm so that we mere mortals
> may gleen from your evident wisdom.
> Tell us oh great what is the perfect language of which you speak.
> Heres a hint though, there ain't one. RPG just happens to be, until IBM
> gives us something better, the right tool for the AS/400.
>
> Again I say, your wit is mis-directed.
>
> "Schenck, Don" wrote:
> >
> > Martin --
> >
> > How about doing the AS/400 programming in one of the most popular
> languages
> > on the planet. A language supported by THOUSANDS of books and many
> > periodicals. An easy-to-learn language that allows you to use procedure
or
> > object-oriented approaches to the problem.
> >
> > A visual language.
> >
> > But basic in its difficulty.
> >
> > :)
> >
> > And then use, say, a graphical reporting tool for reports. Something
that
> > makes it crystal clear to the user as to what will be seen.
> >
> > Run everything in Windows; use the AS/400 as the database server. The
> > "Server Of Choice".
> >
> > My God ... I'M ON TO SOMETHING!
> >
> > <g>
> >
> > Peace,
> >
> > -- Don
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: boothm@earth.goddard.edu [mailto:boothm@earth.goddard.edu]
> > Sent: January 11, 2000 12:01 PM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: RE: Have you read this?
> >
> > Yesterday I got caught with a sudden need to upload a PC csv file to an
> > AS/400.  I've never done that, and had visions of a messy crash & burn.
> >
> > I used the new Client Access Express.  I've never done the transfer up
> > before, and there wasn't a Physical File on the AS/400.  I had the
> > transfer finished in about 15 minutes.   My reaction is that IBM is
making
> > the AS/400 modern and competitive and doing it quickly.
> >
> > About RPG: sure its old but it's original appeal of being learnable by
> > average mortals is still a great strength.  We need to carry that
banner.
> > C, Java, C++, PERL, SQL  and so on are all OK for what they do, but for
a
> > business oriented report program generating language, RPG is still the
> > best by far.
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> --
> L. S. Russell Programmer/Analyst
> Datrek Professional Bags, Inc.
> 2413 Industrial Drive
> Springfield, TN. 37172
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