• Subject: Re: RPG IV and CF-spec "keep it IBM"
  • From: fkolmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 17:18:26 +1000

I agree 100%.  I often think that surveys are stuffed because the only people 
who
respond are those who want changes.  Those who are happy with the status quo
simply will not respond.

Bob Cozzi wrote:

> Geeze!
>
> How about we ask Rochester to add database I/O support to CL? Would that
> make all the CF-spec "nuts" happy? I mean come on! Even John Carr (who
> originally suggested "CF") doesn't think it is a necessary feature.
>
> IBM Toronto has indicated that "most" people want the "CF-spec". However, I
> wonder if it is "most" people, or just the majority of the people that
> answered their question. After all, if you DON'T want it or DON'T care about
> it, why bother telling Toronto? I mean, "most" people that answer the
> question are going to want the CF spec.
>
> Don't get me wrong, I'm prefer natural expression syntax than the
> limitations that traditional RPGII style code provides. But I just don't see
> how supporting:
>
> RPGIII
> RPG IV
>  and
> RPG IV with CF-spec
>
> is going to encourage IT Managers to supporting moving to RPG IV.
>
> So I ask you, if you do NOT care if the CF-spec every sees the light of day,
> or DON'T want the CF-spec, to voice your opinion now.
> I feel we need an architecture for RPG. We need many poorly designed
> features corrected, we need consistent designs and several new features
> before we effectively turn RPG IV into CL II.
>
> Let me know what you think.
>
> Bob Cozzi
>
> http://www.RPGIV.com
>
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