Hello Alan,

Am 23.02.2021 um 21:45 schrieb Alan Cassidy <cfuture@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

When I was /the/ IBM i (or AS/400) programmer, I made sure that I followed guidelines that I remember as suggestions from Barbara Morris: The program A called directly from the menu gets *NEW, and the programs down the stack get *CALLER. Otherwise, use great care.

Seems I instinctively did it right from early on: That's exactly what I do also (after I encountered strange behavior with file pointers not being reset after a program ended). :-)

Thanks for reassurance!

In the shop, there are programs that call a dozen others, and the dozen each call back and forth. Can of worms.

Sounds hard to get an overview what's going on.

It's gonna be sticky but this is my dream job, believe it or not. A bunch of old, old code that we're all told to modernize.

Everybody his own. :-) Have fun!

:wq! PoC


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