• Subject: Re: Move an entire record format as a whole
  • From: Gwecnal@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 12:04:21 EDT

In a message dated 99-07-08 09:06:17 EDT, boldt@ca.ibm.com writes:

> Sorry, that only works for program-described files.
>  
>  Do you think it would be useful for RPG to allow READ into
>  or WRITE from data structures for externally-described
>  files?

Oh, yes!  Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.  Yes.  Really.  Yes.

I could read straight into the 'before' data structure, display the screen, 
read straight into the 'current' data structure, compare and take action, and 
update straight out of either one.  No moves.

I would love that.  Really.
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