• Subject: Re: RPG IV and CF-spec "keep it IBM"
  • From: "Eric N. Wilson" <doulos1@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 13:40:33 -0700

I think the CF spec is the only way to keep RPG relative for the future. I
will not let a group of Neo-Ludites stop it. I have been screaming for free
format RPG since the S/38 came out. This is simply the MOST important thing
that can be done to improve the RPG language. Go Toronto Go!

______________________________________________
Eric N. Wilson
President
Doulos Software & Computer Services
2913 N Alder St
Tacoma WA 98407


----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Cozzi <cozzi@rpgiv.com>
To: <RPG400-L@midrange.com>
Cc: one List <RPGIV@onelist.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 8:18 PM
Subject: RPG IV and CF-spec "keep it IBM"


> 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:
>
> 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
>
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