>Hmmmm - don't often get a chance to disagree with Al but ....
Hmmm, ditto to you, Jon.

>They may not use ILE, but the majority _do_ use RPG IV for
>all their new development.  Well perhaps not the majority
>in the New York/New Jersey areas which seem remarkably
>backward in this regard <grin>.  Nevertheless at _every_
>user group or conference I have presented at in the last
>12 months 70% + are using RPG IV to some degree.

Jeez, do you really think that 70% of the AS/400 universe is using RPG/IV?  In
my experience as a contractor, that would be way, WAY overstated.  This also
includes knowledge from colleagues in other shops as well.  Personally, I
would put the number around 40%.  Obviously, Jon, you're going to see higher
RPG-IV usage numbers at your presentations, user group meetings, conferences,
etc.  Do you think the "stagnant" shops are sending people to those?

Personally, I'm fighting the RPG-IV battle here.  When I started a few months
ago, it was "absolutely no RPG-IV".  Now, I've got one new RPG-IV application
in production and planning to write some new sockets apps in RPG-IV (and
convert some old sockets apps written in C sometime in the future).

BTW, the original post for "dds validity check" didn't mention anything about
date & time data types.  It seemed that it was a matter of the user pressing
the help key to get a list of the valid values that the message indicated.  Or
did I miss something there?

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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