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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