I am a clean it up CL kind of guy similar to your first example. However your curious mix of new (SELECT, WHEN) and old (GOTO) made me chuckle. :-)

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 5/29/2012 10:36 AM, Stone, Joel wrote:
When you create CL code, do you try to make it easy to read ie use lower case; add some white space, skip keywords such as COND and VAR and THEN, and line things up?

Like this:

select
when (&reportID = 'LS') goto report_LS
when (&reportID = 'SR') goto report_SR
when (&reportID = 'SB') goto report_SB
otherwise goto endpgm
endselect

report_LS:
chgvar&TITLE1 'New Customer Report'
chgvar&TITLE2 'Trader Notification'
chgvar&SHOWCUST 'N'
chgvar&QRYSLT (&QRYSLT *bcat ' ASHPSTS = +
"UT" *and ASLSCNT = 0 *and ACTMDTR = "R"')


******************************************************
Or
******************************************************

Do you run everything thru the prompter, like this:

select
WHEN COND(&REPORTID = 'LS') THEN(GOTO +
CMDLBL(REPORT_LS))
WHEN COND(&REPORTID = 'SR') THEN(GOTO +
CMDLBL(REPORT_SR))
WHEN COND(&REPORTID = 'SB') THEN(GOTO +
CMDLBL(REPORT_SB))
OTHERWISE CMD(GOTO CMDLBL(ENDPGM))
ENDSELECT

report_LS:
CHGVAR VAR(&TITLE1) VALUE('Loaded Cars Available +
for Sale')
CHGVAR VAR(&TITLE2) VALUE('Trader Notification')
CHGVAR VAR(&SHOWCUST) VALUE('N')
CHGVAR VAR(&QRYSLT) VALUE(&QRYSLT *BCAT ' ASHPSTS = +
"UT" *and ASLSCNT = 0 *and ACTMDTR = "R"')


Which method is preferred or more widely used?

I always do the former (mixed case, skip keywords).
A co-worker goes thru my code and prompts it all into the harder-to-read (imo) ALL CAPS stuff.

Is this following IT etiquette?

I realize people alter other's code over the years. But this is happening prior to initial promotion.

Does such an etiquette concept exist in the IT development field?




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