On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 12:20 PM Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Sat, 9 Oct 2021 at 13:42, Infodorado <infodorado@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

But I don't see the value proposition trying to convert that
existing CLP into a Python script.


I don't either.

I'd like to hear what sort of shop you're in if it's more acceptable
to write the scripts/batch processes in Python and only use CLP to
launch it.


I'm with an MSP and we're administering customer machines. CL's strength
is, as Buck says, its ILE integration. Beyond that, it's a pretty abysmal
language *qua* language.

Anytime I have to do math, especially date/time math, or manipulate lists
of objects, it's Python for choice, e.g., aging out journal receivers,
working around deficiencies in WRKJOBSCDE, etc.



I tried that with Rexx some years ago and that was...not a
success.


Rexx is the pinnacle in z/VM. Native Rexx sucks on IBM i. Never was deemed
strategic, lacks the extension libraries Rexx has/had on VM - Amiga - OS/2,
etc.

There's also Rexx ("Regina") on the IFS side. It's kinda broken.

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