• Subject: Re: RPG Trivia
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 10:16:19 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: Lurton Keel <LKeel@UNARCORACK.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 9:55 AM
Subject: RE: RPG Trivia

> I think RPG was developed internally by IBM in or around the
> time frame which would have been post 1964.  We had an IBM 1130 when I came
> here in 1971. The 1130  was 5-6 years old and  had an RPG compiler.  We
> wrote mostly in Fortran until we had to write a pay check for more than
> $327.67 then we moved to RPG on the System/3.

There were several dialects or versions of RPG over the years: IBM created
RPG for the System/360 (1964), RPG-II for the System/3 (1965), RPG-III,
RPG/400 for the AS/400, RPG-IV, and Visual Age for RPG. Other companies
produced versions of RPG-II and RPG/400 for MS-DOS and Windows operating

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