• Subject: Re: RPG IV and CF-spec "keep it IBM"
  • From: dhandy@xxxxxxxxxxx (Douglas Handy)
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 17:32:08 GMT

Chris,

> What I like the most
>about RPG over other languages is the fixed format.  

Fine.  But what stops you from continuing to use it even if CF is
released?  Nothing.  So where's the beef?

>I would like to see more %biffs for higher level math
>functions that can be found in FORTRAN.  

Two simple choices are the bindable math API's (see OS/400 Integrated
Language Environment CEE APIs manual, SC41-4861) and just prototyping
the C function calls (see C Library Reference, SC09-2119).  Either can
be used readily from V3R7, and should handle most any math you need
including trig, exponents, logs, etc.

>If you want to see your
>source indented for loops, ifs, selects, etc. there are ways to get that
>with reports, compile listings and perhaps other interactive editors out
>there now or in the future.

Maybe the compiler can have an option to realign CF specs into rigid
columns for people who don't like indented source but are forced into
maintaining a program with CF specs! How about it Hans? :)

Doug
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