When you put source into the IFS, you lose the dates and sequence numbers - the date is not tacked on to the end of the source data, it is a separate column in the source file - there are 3 columns in a source file - SRCSEQ (6 long), SRCDAT (6 long), and SRCDTA (12 less than RCDLEN specified when creating the source file), for sequence number, date, and data, resp.

I have heard that things like Git and SVN use diffs to keep track of this stuff - so it's a "diff"erent mechanism, perhaps - maybe serving the same purpose of tracking daily changes, at least.

Others will have to confirm or deny my assertion, however.


On 8/7/2015 4:48 PM, Matt Olson wrote:
Does it still maintain the date filtering capability so that you can see what changes were made past a specific date? I believe it would since I was told this date change info is tacked on to the last 6 characters of the source member (beyond the 80 char limit)

Since the files are no longer in a physical file SRC member but are on the IFS or some other windows network share do you lose any internal IBM I automatic book keeping mechanisms?

-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Taylor [mailto:JUSTIN@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2015 3:09 PM
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Subject: RE: Using SVN for RPG Source

We've been using SVN since '08. Most of the limitations I've encountered were related to the fact we still use native source files/members for our source code.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Olson [mailto:Matt.Olson@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 2:32 PM
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Subject: Using SVN for RPG Source

Midrange forum,

Does anyone use SVN (Subversion) to store their RPG Source?

What are the limitations / gotchas?


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