• Subject: Re: RPG IV and CF-spec "keep it IBM"
  • From: Dave Mahadevan <mahadevan@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 12:23:35 -0400
  • Organization: Stoner and Associates

What I really want is all those extra stuff on V4R4 ptf'ed all the way back to
V3R2.   I know,  I know V3R2 support stops in 2K and all of you have repeatedly
told me V3R2 is dead.   But people are not going to stop using V3R2 for a few
more years.  IBM learned their lesson in SSP 5.1 and then belatedly did the
VASP.   This way developers can develop consistently instead of worrying about
version differences.

And fix that #$%^*! CL to handle structured ops, better file handling etc.

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:
>  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.

Thank You.


Dave Mahadevan.. mailto:mahadevan@fuse.net

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