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On Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 7:32 PM Gavin Inman <midrangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I once worked on a project that had a significant amount of vendor
provided source code in the IFS.

My experience was; it was difficult to work with.

That was probably before all the open source stuff really came to maturity
and before Liam Allan's Code for i extension to VSCode brought us into the
21st century.

It's outside the norm of having source in PF-SRC files and traditional
tools can't be used with the IFS source.

I respectfully disagree on your first point and I thank heaven for your
second point r: ssh, git, VSCode, Bob, etc., have made it possible for the
platform to onboard youngsters comfortably and for IBM i to continue for a
few more decades.

Note that RPG, CL, and COBOL can all be compiled from SRCPF or from IFS and
debugged from your workstation using VSCode with Code for i extension.

*If you're not just plugging the knotholes until off-platforming, then
source code in the IFS is very much the New Norm!*

*JACK WOEHR, IBM Champion 2021-2023


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