I dunno, Jeff, but I've not seen a decrease in CL programming by any

But I wholeheartedly agree, this is stuff CL should have had 20 years ago.


--- Jeff Bull <Jeff.Bull@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> 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

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