On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 12:20 AM John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>

though honestly just jumping in with Python on IBM
i wouldn't be wrong.

Yes. Aside from some convenience IDE tools that are challenging to use on
the IBM i, Python works the same on the i as Linux.

I actually don't think I use Python as Jack describes

Yes, again, if it gets into numeric calculation or string operations, I
immediately delegate to Python.
I still maintain old scripts (30 years old?) in CL.

Python is a good choice for the "create an Excel workbook and email it
to the recipient" portion of a report job.

Yes, Python is the scripting gateway to a lot of powerful open source stuff
that comes from the Linux world.

Python is, in my opinion, a much better SQL host language than RPG,
and I use it as such.

import pyodbc
connection = pyodbc.connect("DSN=MYIBMi")
cursor = connection.cursor()
cursor.execute("SELECT * FROM FOO.BAR")
for row in cursor.fetchall():

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