Hi Trevor,

But, like I said, SYNON was never called RPG, even though SYNON generated
RPG. But it is ok to call EGL Java because it generates Java? Call it COBOL,
instead. A salespitch for EGL that is called "why I like Java" is a
misrepresentation of EGL, and that does not help the iCommunity.

Hmmmm... I was under the impression that "Java EE" (previously known as J2EE) is not the LANGUAGE, but rather the ENVIRONMENT in which programs run. Just as RPG IV runs in the ILE environment, RPG III runs in the OPM environment, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET all run in the .NET environment, etc.

I'm not familiar with Synon... so for this discussion, I'll assume it generates RPG/400 (RPG III) code. RPG/400 code runs in the OPM environment, right?

So I'd say referring to EGL in an article titled "Why I Like Java EE" is analogous to referring to Synon in an article titled "Why I Like OPM"... and that seems valid to me.

Of course, I'm not really a Java expert, so I might have the terminology wrong. :)

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