By a modern language, I mean one that allows modern techniques.

Strings are defined as a class. All string functions, including "copy"
execute as calls to methods of the string class.  In RPG  the copy of a
string executes as a single MI CPYBLAP instruction. In C++ the same copy
will execute as a function call, memory alloc, byte by byte copy. Much more
cpu is needed.

In a modern language data members of a data structure are "Set" and "Get"
using class methods. In RPG, the data members are accessed directly.

If you follow this methodology in the design of your appl, you wind up
encapsulating and abstracting all over the place.

Much more cpu is needed.

Steve Richter

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hall, Philip" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: Trivia: Processor MHz

> > This is not trivial.  The slow cpu of the iSeries prevents modern
> > programming languages from being used on our system.
> A high percentage of OS/400 is now written in C++ (at no loss in
> performance)
> The iSeries (albeit a large one) holds (or did very recently) the Java
> benchmark #1 position
> Which 'modern' language are you referring to ? C#, Python, Ruby, ?
> --phil
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