• Subject: RE: Pointer arithmetic
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 13:49:22 -0500

What version of the OS are you using.... you need at least V3R7 for
this.. also, if you are on V3R7, make sure that your compile option is
*CURRENT and not *PRV.

Bradley V. Stone        
bvstone@taylorcorp.com
http://prairie.lakes.com/~bvstone/
"Does this proposition entail my dressing up as Little Boe Peep?" -
Fletch

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Morris [SMTP:dmorris@plumcreek.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 12:47 PM
> To:   RPG400-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Pointer arithmetic
> 
> Listees,
> 
> Does anyone know if the following should work?  Based on the manual I
> think it should work I faintly remember doing this in the past, but I
> can't get to work now.
> 
> D OffSet                        10I 0
> D Ptr1                            *
> D Ptr2                            *
> ...
> C                   EVAL      OffSet = Ptr1 - Ptr2
> 
> I get the following message:
> 
> *RNF7421 30      1 Operands are not compatible with the type of
> operator.
>                      Cause . . . . . :   Operands must be of class
> character or
>                        graphic for character operations, numeric for
> arithmetic
>                        operations, and indicator for logical and
> relational
>                        operations. In a comparison operation, both
> operands must
>                        have the same data type.  The specification is
> ignored.
>                      Recovery  . . . :   Specify the correct operand
> classes and
>                        data types. Compile again.
> 
> The manual states the following:
> 
>   Operator          Operand 1 Type     Operand 2 Type    Result Type
> 
>   - (subtract       Basing Pointer     Basing Pointer    Numeric
> 
>   pointers)
> 
> 
> What am I missing here?  I have coded a work-around but I want to
> understand why this doesn't work.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> David Morris
>  
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