On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Scott Klement wrote:

> > > Not everybody has a C compiler on their system, alas.
> >
> > Not everyone has an RPG compiler, either (I mean isn't it a separate
> > option - not included with the base OS/400?).  You have to buy the RPG
> > compiler.  Buy a C compiler, too.
> >
> To add to that...  it's much easier to find an experienced RPG programmer
> for the AS/400 than it is a C programmer.  To find someone whos
> experienced in both?  That'd require either spending a LOT of money on
> programmers salaries, or teaching them myself...   and training time is
> already a big cost in my dept.

True probably for every as/400 shop on the planet.  But C programmers are
far more common than RPG programmers.  Does it matter that they have to be
specifically trained AS/400 C programmers?

> If the C compiler were free, maybe I could justify it.   Hey James...
> when you get a chance, why don't you port GCC to OS/400?  Thanks!

I'm still working on Samba...

James Rich

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