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True, Justin - you're repeating what others have said - IBM i is object-based, not object-oriented. The objects are like OO in that each object has attributes and methods - things you can ask to be done and things that are just a part of it, like the security functionality. There is also a certain level of inheritance - SQL tables and PFs are both built around a thing called a space, which has functionality needed for everything derived from it. But a PF and an SQL table have certain attributes that distinguish one from the other - you can see this in the first section of DSPFD.

None of this, basically translates into what we do in RPG. I think Mark Waterbury said the same, a little bit more briefly, right?


On 2/22/2023 1:01 PM, Justin Taylor wrote:
Personally, I feel that "object-oriented" means something different in the
context of OOP vs IBMi.

date: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 13:45:01 -0600
from: Javier Sanchez <javiersanchezbarquero@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Will RPG eve become an object-oriented language?

One thing to consider and have in mind is that the IBMi operating system
"is" an object-oriented operating system, and it is full of many types of
objects. So, why not drive RPG into something that supports the same
approach as its own host OS? :-)


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