Rob, I'd go with option e, 5 or 6 even more bizarre conspiracy theories. The dearth of new commands is fine with me though, it provides something fun to work on. My experience has been that the people who spend the majority of their time writing programs use Code/400 90%+ of the time. The ones who use it less are the people who make a few minor code changes each week and spend most of their time supporting users and answering phones. There is a multi-member search in Code/400. It uses FNDSTRPDM under the covers. It brings up hits in a separate window where you can click on a line that contains the text being searched for and you are sent directly to that line of source. It runs much faster than 25 F13 because it runs as one command, although you could get the same performance using in PDM if you keyed in FNDSTRPDM and filled in the prompt. The CL prompting is not ideal, but I only edit CL about 5% of the time. I think what they have is a reasonable compromise. But I don't usually prompt CL, even in SEU, because of the way it re-parses the line. David Morris >>> Rob Berendt <email@example.com> 06/30/99 01:25PM >>> I am glad to see that the initial discussion has generated some interest in Code/400. I'll probably be taking another look at that shortly. I just returned from the IBM AS/400 technical Conference in Las Vegas and it looked pretty good. Last tech conf I went to, it still only ran on OS/too and the computer locked up during the demo. 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. Should some of this discussion be moved to midrange-l, an existing code/400 discussion somewhere else, or a new discussion on midrange.com? Although the initial discussion generated a lot of interest. 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. I've heard that if you come from a SEU background you can turn on the area to the left to act like SEU. 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. You don't suppose they would not support CL commands in RPG because Code/400 doesn't support command prompting? I've noticed a definite lack of new commands lately. API's are okay, but front ended with a command can be much more productive. Is this because: a: OUTPUT(*) - IBM wishes to force us to GUI b: Commands are so elegant to use from a green screen versus a CALL with a bunch of hexadecimal values (like starting Net server) that they might slow you down from going GUI c: Code/400 doesn't support prompting for them d: IBM developers are used to Code/400 and Op Nav and have forgetten what a command line is. e: 5 or 6 even more bizarre conspiracy theories * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This is the RPG/400 Discussion Mailing List! To submit a new * * message, send your mail to "RPG400-L@midrange.com". To unsubscribe * * from this list send email to MAJORDOMO@midrange.com and specify * * 'unsubscribe RPG400-L' in the body of your message. Questions should * * be directed to the list owner / operator: firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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