This information was made available to early ship customers - there's stuff that addresses the things that have bugged us for years. Obviously, IBM is letting it out some more as GA approaches. More than this I won't say, but, as a presenter said, if you like what you hear, tell an IBM exec.


At 07:43 AM 3/17/2004 -0800, you wrote:
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

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


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