Marty:

In my hypothetical situation, it is a compile-time error. The PTF instructions 
say it's a compiler problem and that the problem is fixed by recompiling the 
program(s) after the PTF is applied. The fix does not apply to run-time.

I don't have a real problem yet; I'm hoping to avoid a future problem by being 
prepared. I agree with Rob's assessment, but it seems possible for IBM to argue 
otherwise. Thinking from a vendor viewpoint, that's a potential problem. It's 
also a potential problem for anyone with multiple iSeries where development is 
on V5R1/V5R2 and distribution is to V4R5, etc.

I haven't needed to request such a fix before. The PTF I originally mentioned 
is the one that sparked my interest just by reviewing it. I don't have any way 
of knowing I need it; theoretically, it might never be needed as long as I 
compile to V5R1 (which isn't always possible for vendors -- some customers are 
way too big).

Tom Liotta

midrange-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>   4. RE: TGTRLS(*PRV) support? (Urbanek, Marty)
>
>In my experience, the system having the problem has to be the system that
>reports the bug. Sounds like in your example you're getting the error at
>runtime even though you presume it is a compiler bug. I would think you have
>to report the problem from the runtime system, whatever release it is at,
>and let IBM work it back to determine it is a compiler error and you used
>*PRV.
>
>Or are you saying that you want IBM to go back and fix a runtime error on a
>no longer supported release because really it's a problem in the *PRV
>compiler on a supported release? Good luck!
>
>-Marty

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