• Subject: Re: SQLRPGLE (was External file reads into DS's)
  • From: John Carr <74711.77@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 20:54:07 -0400


>
> So I take it that what you are saying here is that Rochester wants to
take
> a product differentiator away and move us all to the same stuff that all
> the other companies are using for software.   Then, IBM will be able to
> compete head to head at the hardware level only.  Now there's a
brain-dead
> marketing move.  Does Rochester really think IBM can compete at the
> hardware level only?  Do they really think they are that much smarter
than
> the people in the PC divisions of IBM?
<

Booth

No,  I am just saying that Rochester is very hot on SQL,  However the team
that is 
responsible for the precompiler in RPG (who don't,  never did, never will) 
actually
write RPG,  doesn't see anything wrong with it most likely.     The budget
to make
the precompiler "better"   is also most likely very small.    I would
imagine that to 
them,  (I'm only guessing here) the future  isn't RPG but Java.     So why
waste money on 
making a "World Class"  precompiler for a dying language?? 

John Carr
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