I use and have used a single source file QSRCF for years for all the
parts of a project.
This makes all the sense in the world to me. Why keep switching between
different source files for different parts of an application when I can
see everything in one place.
As an example, this is what I see if I use PDM for XVIFSX* member name.
XVIFSX RPGLE Integrated File System Functions
XVIFSX_B BND Integrated File System Functions-Bindary
XVIFSX_M01 RPGLE Integrated File System Functions-Implementation
XVIFSX_M02 RPGLE Integrated File System Functions-Directory
XVIFSX_M03 RPGLE Integrated File System Functions-Binary File
XVIFSX_PR RPGLE Integrated File System Functions-Prototype
XV0031 RPGLE Initial Program for CONSOLEMON.
XV0031_M01 CLLE Initial Program for CONSOLEMON-Wait for
XV0031_M02 SQLRPGLE Initial Program for CONSOLEMON-Check message.
I guess my question is, why do people continue to use multiple source
I tried to get our shop to a single source files and other programmers
had a canary. We have to have multiple source files because that is the
way it has always been done! Drives me crazy because I have to look
through all kinds of source files trying to figure out where the source
The only issue that I know of is if people name source members by the
same name, a practice I strongly disagree with.
Other than way back on the System 38 somewhere an IBM programmer decided
to use separate source files for different kinds of source, is there any
reason to continue to use multiple source files?
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