• Subject: RPG/400 Programming List Guidelines
  • From: MajorDomo <majordom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 02:00:05 -0600

Monthly posting of the guidelines for participation in the RPG/400
Language Mailing List.

Keep to the subject.  The topic of the list is RPG/400 Programming.  This
includes, but is not limited to, all aspects of RPG programming (ILE and 
OPM), activation groups, indicators (fie!), extensions, enhancements, 
debugging, etc.

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