>> 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? The Beef is in trying to maintain someone else code who used the CF specs and went hog wild. Plus I am a lousy typist, love the prompting of SEU as well as the online help. How is that going to work for CFs? >>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. Thank you I have explored them, but %biffs are so much easier to use. Now that I am learning how to Prototype/translate the "C" into RPG that has become an option. >>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? :) That should be a requirement before CFs are introduced. IMHO Christopher K. Bipes mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com Sr. Programmer/Analyst mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com CrossCheck, Inc. http://www.cross-check.com 6119 State Farm Drive Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102 Rohnert Park CA 94928 Fax: 707 586-1884 +--- | 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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