Like you, I'm 100% in agreement (with, of course, a qualifier :) )

If this is a new application or requirement I would avoid the LDA like the
plague.

If this is to tie in with an existing application (either read-only or
change to an existing offset defined within the existing application LDA
definition) then continuing to use the LDA is OK in my mind.

I typically run into LDA (and switches for that matter) with existing code
that started back on S/32, S/34, or S/36 and has not encountered any strong
reason to rewrite. So Jon's use of archaic seems quite
reasonable/descriptive to me :)

On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:25 PM Brian May <bmay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm with Jon on this one. What is the specific use case that makes the
LDA attractive over something else?

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From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Jon
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Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 3:22 PM
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Subject: Re: LDA Question

And I'm 100% in disagreement with Brad. LDA is the devil's spawn and
should never be used.

It is an archaic construct from the pre-parameter days and is basically an
accident waiting to happen as has been demonstrated many times.



On Nov 25, 2019, at 4:10 PM, B Stone <bvstone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I personally don't, but where I used to work we used it heavily for
our home-grown menu system. It was the perfect fit for the job.

I wouldn't hesitate to use it again if it fit.


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On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 3:03 PM Rich Loeber <rich@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm just interested to hear if anyone uses the local data area these
days? I tend to always use a named data area but I have a situation
where it would be helpful to use the local data area, but I'm
wondering if I would step on someone's toes in the process.

Rich Loeber - @richloeber
Kisco Information Systems
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