In theory you can always retrieve your SQL so why keep the source? Well,
if you delete the file was given as an example. True, providing it's a
file you will miss before that backup goes out of rotation.
Something I had happen many releases ago was the file was damaged but not
deleted. And I don't want to get into a technical discussion over exactly
what "damaged" means. Suffice to say that none of the tools would
retrieve the SQL used to create it.
The posters were right in saying the compilers, and RUNSQLSTM, do not care
what the source type is. Only the editors do. If you're using an editor
which has no prompting for SQL then you pick something simple so that it
doesn't prompt you for RPGLE (for example).
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