• Subject: Re: DS fields
  • From: Mark Lazarus <mlazarus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 21:59:48

John,

At 03:09 PM 7/11/99 -0400, you wrote:

>> How difficult would it be to allow a field to be defined in multiple DSs,
>>so that it would point to the same area in storage ?

>Hans & Mark

>I asked for this about 6-8 years ago.    I believe (can anyone verify this)
>that you could do that with RPGII on the Sys/34-36.

 No, you can't do it in RPG II either.  You may be confusing this w/ the
compiler allowing multiple defined fields (which used to be a terminal
error, but was changed [foolishly, IMHO] in SSP V4 to be only a warning.)

>The pain is having an Externally defined DS and wanting to use that same
>field in another structure and have them all stay in sync.

 That would probably be the primary purpose I would use it for.

 -mark

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