I still find a lot of use for CL, but I also like to use prototyped
programs and QCMDEXC. I find it's much easier to put strings together in
RPG/IV than CL.

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 12:37:28 -0600 (CST), "Scott Klement"
<klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> 
> Hi Jeff,
> 
> > 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 don't know about that... there's been TONS of new functionality added
> to
> RPG over the last few years...
> 
> However, this is the first significant change to CL (that I can think of)
> since V3R1.  And this change is adding features that have existed for a
> long time everywhere else.
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Really?  What are programmers using instead of CL?  QShell?  It seems
> unusual that people are using QShell in my experience.   Or are they just
> doing everything in their HLL?  My experience has shown me that only the
> more advanced people (such as those on these lists) are doing that, and
> not even all of them.
> 
> 
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