I've done bucket loads of CL programming over the years, and had to reproduce this kind of function with IFs and GOTOs. I wish I'd had these new commands years ago, life would have been so much easier. What I don't understand, is why the new functionality? or why now. The emphasis from IBM over the last few years has been to usher us away from RPG and CL and toward java and stuff. I'm sure these new functions will be welcomed by some developers, but I can't believe that too many people are programming in CL any more. Wherever I go in my job, knowledge of CL (and even OS/400) tends to be low to non-existent. Kind regards, Jeffrey E. Bull OS400 Software Support Consultant IBM Certified Systems Expert, iSeries Technical Solutions IBM Certified Systems Specialist, AS/400 System Administration * +44  149 454 9533 swb. +44  149 454 9400 mbl. +44  786 750 4961 fax. +44  149 454 9454 web. http://www.itm-group.co.uk ITM Group Ltd, Latimer Square, White Lion Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 9JQ, United Kingdom -----Original Message----- From: G Armour [mailto:garmour400m@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: 17 March 2004 15:44 To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Scoop on v5r3 CL enhancements Honestly don't know how big a scoop this is -- I haven't seen it prior to this morning -- but Ted Holt writes an interesting article on the enhancements to CL in v5r3 at http://www.midrangeserver.com/fhg/fhg031704-story01.html Don't know whether this flies under the NDA radar, but it looks like we're getting new variable declarations, looping structures (including DOFOR, DOUNTIL, & DOWHILE!) and SELECTion structures. That's all for his Part 1 article. "In part 2 of this series, I'll tell you about enhanced input/output, interprocess communication, and documentation." GA __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - More reliable, more storage, less spam http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by ITM. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, email marketing@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ITM - Managing Communication and Information through technology Company registration number - 3783433 ________________________________________________________________________ DISCLAIMER Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This email and any files transmitted with it, including replies and forwarded copies (which may contain alterations) subsequently transmitted from the Company, are confidential and solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error please notify the IT manager by telephone on +44 (0)870 871 2233 or via email to Administrator@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, including a copy of this message. Please then delete this email and destroy any copies of it. ________________________________________________________________________This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by ITM. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, email marketing@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ITM - Managing Communication and Information through technology Company registration number - 3783433________________________________________________________________________
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