• Subject: Re: Another RPG Suggestion
  • From: Mark Lazarus <mlazarus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 22:10:14

Hans,

At 10:23 AM 7/13/99 -0400, you wrote:

>Regarding changing data type, I'd like to know more about
>what you really want.  In particular, are you primarily
>interested in defining a numeric field like say a zoned
>decimal field and change the format to packed?  Or do you
>need to define a character field like a numeric field?

>Also, what coding scenarios would be made easier by this?

 I currently happen to be involved in a project to convert data to a Unix
machine.  Numeric data has to be unpacked and signed, on the left side!
This requires putting the value into a character variable.  So it would
have been nice to be able to reference the length of the numeric field +1
to define my char. variables.

 -mark

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