> i5/OS and Windows are completely different platforms, built with a
> different history and goals. Windows does not have the native I/O that
> i5/OS has.
This is so untrue. The only reason Windows even exists as a business
platform is because of "native" I/O. I don't know how old you are,
Lukas, but you have to still recall something called dBase, right? If
it weren't for dBase, Windows (and DOS before it) would never have been
used for business applications. SQL Server is the Windows
implementation of SQL. But prior to that, all those thousands of
desktops used ISAM access.
Oh please, not the 10-character object thing again. Get over it. There
isn't a single business issue that can't be solved by a 10-character
object name. Yes, it's a limit, but I really don't want IBM "fixing" it
> Open your eyes. Open your mind. Look at other platforms. See how they
> work. See how they solve problems.
You seem to have the bizarre notion that nobody on this list ever
programmed on anything else. I've programmed on dozens of different
need for Vista. Unfortunately, with Vista Microsoft has pretty well
proven that they can't actually write an operating system without
shooting themselves in both feet.
> Remember, different doesn't mean worse.
Heed your own words, and open your own eyes, Lukas. There is nothing in
SQL that DB2 for i5/OS can't do. Yet there is plenty in DB2 for the i
that SQL cannot do or at least not as well. ISAM isn't bad, it's just