• Subject: Re: New RPGIV functionality
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 00:41:10 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Bob,

If you're taking votes, count me in for HTML as a first choice and PDF as a
second if you -really- have to control presentation.

As good a Notes may be, a user/developer can get HTML/PDF readers free.  Free is
good.

It's kind of hard to index ASCII text and allow one to jump around based upon
references within the text.

And, finally, because of my personal feelings, please don't require one to
purchase a particular vendors product just to read documentation.

Thanks.

Bob Cozzi wrote:

> I only use Notes for COMMON business. I don't know if there is a web plug-in
> for .NSF files. I believe you can export them to HTML or RTF, can't you? I
> think all documentation should be in one of 4 formats:
>
>  ASCII Text
>  RTF (Microsoft Rich Text Format)
>  .DOC (Microsoft Word document file)
>  HTML
>
> I will start setting up the webpage within RPGIV.com soon, at that point
> there'll be a link to submit stuff to. If only a few people submit stuff, it
> won't stay up for long...
>
> Bob Cozzi
>
> http://www.RPGIV.com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com]On
> > Behalf Of Rob Berendt
> > Sent: Thursday, July 15, 1999 8:58 AM
> > To: RPG400-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: RE: New RPGIV functionality
> >
> >
> > Hey Coz,
> >
> > Being a Notes shop we've documented our functions of our service
> > program with Notes.  We wanted to document each function so well
> > that you can look at the documentation and not have to look at
> > the code.  Sort of like reading the RPG manual and not screaming
> > for the source for the compiler so you can tell how MOVE works.
> > Can I attach .NSF files?  Would it do any good for the poor
> > unfortunates without Notes?  You wouldn't happen to be a Notes
> > shop would you?  If so then a pointer to the NSF file would allow
> > them to read the NSF file online.
> >
> > Alas we don't have our web site up yet.  We are in the perpetual
> > study stage.  We don't market directly to consumers and we are
> > trying to figure out what we want it to do.  But, by God, we have
> > a 400 sitting here sucking dust waiting to be our web server.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > cozzi@rpgiv.com on 07/15/99 12:50:14 AM
> > Please respond to RPG400-L@midrange.com@Internet
> > To:   RPG400-L@midrange.com@Internet
> > cc:
> > Fax to:
> > Subject:      RE: New RPGIV functionality
> >
> > Actually,
> >
> > There is an RPG IV website. It is www.rpgiv.com
> >
> > I am fully willing to add a section on user-written code to it, provide
> > these conditions are met:
> >
> >  1) Full source code is provided.
> >  2) Full use rights are granted to the public in writing (in the source or
> > attached text file is fine).
> >  3) Users agree to indemnify the author of the code, RPGIV.com and anybody
> > else.
> >  4) It is "as is" without warranty of any kind or for any purpose.
> >  5) No dependence on rare 3rd-party software is integrated into the code.
> >     (That is if it needs product X in order to work, product X
> > can only be a
> > very widely used piece of code. For example, Rexx routines for Code/400
> > would not be considered widely used.)
> >
> > I've offered this before, but few people have replied and fewer
> > offer code.
> >
> > Bob Cozzi
> >
> > http://www.RPGIV.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com]On
> > > Behalf Of boldt@ca.ibm.com
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 12:42 PM
> > > To: RPG400-L@midrange.com
> > > Subject: Re: New RPGIV functionality
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Doug wrote:
> > > >I've said numerous times that (IMHO) subprocedures are the single best
> > > >enhancement to the language yet.  I love them, and have written
> > > >service programs with lots of different routines for string handling,
> > > >date handling, etc.
> > >
> > > That's great!  But, have you shared your procedures with
> > > others?  How many others have also written lots of routines
> > > for string handling, date handling, etc.?
> > >
> > > Have a look at <http://www.cpan.org/>.  Why isn't there an
> > > equivalent web site for RPG code?
> > >
> > > Cheers!  Hans
> > >
> > > Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com
> > >
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