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  • Subject: RPGIV inconsistancies.
  • From: David Morris <dmorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 13:22:36 -0600

RPGIV Developers,

Can anyone tell me why %subst is not treated consistantly?  %subst only works 
with contiguous storage and it seems should be allowed anywhere that the first 
argument could be used.  For example, the following works:

EVAL %subst(fld: 1: 1) = 'A'

Why can't I use %subst(fld: 1: 1) for a parm that is passed by reference?  
Isn't that functionally equivalent?  It seems like this could work.  I am 
asking because if I pass a *varsize field by reference I cannot get the length 
unless I pass the length as a separate parameter.

Just wondering

David Morris
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
 
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