Speaking purely selfishly, I would love to have the CF spec right now or sooner. As far as convincing IT managers to adopt anything new, I think most are more concerned that things work smoothly than anything else, and rightly so. The motivator to try something new is generally getting something that either saves money, generates new money, or gratifies an upper management whim. I think the best business reason to move to RPGIV is the date stuff--it really does save time and money. In some shops you might be able to make a good case for service programs. I don't think you could make a strong cost/benefit case for the CF spec, but I would still love to have it. I am curious what you think should take priority over the CF spec. I might want it more. > -----Original Message----- > From: Bob Cozzi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 8:18 PM > To: RPG400-L@midrange.com > Cc: one List > Subject: RPG IV and CF-spec "keep it IBM" > > > Geeze! > ********* A few lines removed in order to quote the original posting out of context. ****************** > 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 +--- | This is the RPG/400 Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to RPG400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to RPG400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to RPG400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---END
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