• Subject: Re: Code/400
  • From: "Bob Cozzi" <cozzi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 09:48:03 -0500



Bob Cozzi
www.rpgiv.com


----- Original Message -----
From: <Jon.Paris@halinfo.it>
To: <RPG400-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 8:04 AM
Subject: RE: Code/400


>
>
>  >> It does concern me that, even among people that use it alot they say
they
> only use it for 10% of their development because of the overhead.
>
> Personally Rob I use it 99% of the time. You can hear the screams of agony
a
> mile away when I'm forced to use SEU. I have never heard this comment
before and
> have no idea as to what 'overhead' they mean.
>
>  >> I've heard some people say that it lacks many features of PDM, such as
> option 25-F13 to search multiple members and the ilk.
>
> It has multi-member search, and a whole lot more. Can't think of anything
in PDM
> I use that it doesn't support other than a simple 'copy these sources to
another
> file'
>
>  >> I've heard that if you come from a SEU background you can turn on the
area
> to the left to act like SEU.
>
> Correct - in fact that is set on as the default now. There are a couple of
> things that don't work fully - but you can always program them yourself!!
>
>  >> It amazes me that after being out here for years that it still does
not have
> prompting for CL commands.  Perhaps it needs an online editing mode.
>
> It does have prompting for CL commands, but it uses the 5250 session to do
it.
> The reason they don't do it (apart from it being complex) is that they
could not
> prompt for all the hundreds (thousands?) of commands you and sw vendors
may have
> added to the system without linking to the 400 anyway, so why not just use
the
> existing prompter. Which is just what they do.
>
>  >> You don't suppose they would not support CL commands in RPG because
Code/400
> doesn't support command prompting?
>
> No - nothing to do with it. There are multiple problems in doing this.
Even CL
> doesn't really compile the stuff - it just does an elaborate version of
> QCMDEXC!! (or rather the other one which I can't recall that lets you
handle
> errors ;-).
>
>
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