Hard ta-tell.  Likely "throwing the dogs a bone", or a "fop".  Nevertheless,
I'm looking forward to the article and Part 2, that's a fer-sure!!  (As well
as 530.)

I guess I've had better luck with CL knowledge in shops, but have heard
stories.  Not sure how or why you would NOT want a huge expertise in CL, in
any shop.

| -----Original Message-----
| [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jeff Bull

| 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.

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