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 <email@example.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 > > +--- > | 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: firstname.lastname@example.org > +---END > +--- | 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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