I'll grant you that CL is easy to bang out. However, for years it was
languishing for enhancements and I got tired of waiting for DO loops,
subroutines, etc. I also got quite proficient with APIs and had amassed
quite a library of wrappers. Then the problem turned into starting out
with something simple in CL only to have it grow and trying to shoehorn in
modifications into it. Since a large percentage of the population frowns
on Primary files in RPG anyway then why write a CL just to do an OVRDBF
when it's quite easy to open the file in User Control after calling
qcmdexc to do the OVRDBF? Once you start down this path you'll find
yourself doing less and less CL. Sure, the last few releases they did
start putting a lot more into CL, and it's appreciated. I'm still leery
of doing it because once you're in there you tend to stay in there instead
of intermixing languages. So often we may both be using the wrong tool
for the job; one person too much CL and the other too much RPG.

Rob Berendt

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