• Subject: Re: RPG IV and CF-spec "keep it IBM"
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 07:54:06 -0400

Bob Cozzi wrote:
> 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.

Funny. I thought that we had $100 to spend. I thought that we allocated
that $100 to desired features. I seem to remember that the free format
crap cost $100. SO... I voted my $100 across other functions that needed
those corrections and the high-leverage changes to the language.

What happened to my $100? Can IBM now spend $200? How did that happen?

Screw the free format. If it was free format that they truely wanted and
needed, then migrating to COBOL or PL/I would have done it. 

R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional System Administrator
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional Network Administrator

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