I'm not sure I understand what you're complaining about.

You asked for a copybook of constants, you got it, and now you're
complaining because you have to use it? Or are you complaining because the
constant was named " gCSTTY_TEA" instead of " gCUSTOMER_TYPE_TEACHER?"

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Dave <dfx1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Here’s an example of our shop’s RPG code :

IF wCstTy = ‘TEA’ ;

Means if the customer type indicates a teacher. Cst for customer, Ty for
type, w for local variable.

I would write this way, using a globally defined constant :


I proposed that we create a copybook for such constants so that everyone
would use the same names and to avoid seeing this kind of thing :


My wish was granted, and a copybook has been created. But now, I can’t use
the constant in my example above. I now have to write :

IF wCstTy = gCSTTY_TEA ;

I feel like I’m bashing my head against a brick wall.

Any comments to make me see the error of my ways would be more than
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