David Fairbairn wrote:
You are welcome to disagree ... but this is supposed to be a technical list. We are discussing the technical aspects of using RPG to solve business problems.
Many RPG shops are looking to replace RPG.
EGL may be the replacement. I would like to know the direction that
other RPG shops choose to pursue.
And that is not a technical aspect of RPG. That's a business decision that companies need to make. As such, it does not belong in the RPG400-L programming list.
Taking this conversation to the EGL list would be wrong. EGL
developers aren't concerned with issues faced by RPG developers. And
replacing RPG is the most pressing issue for many RPG shops.
Actually, I think you will find that most ... if not all ... the participants in the EGL list are interested in making RPG and EGL play together. Keep in mind, the EGL list's name is "EGL-i" ... which means it's topic is using EGL on and around the IBM i.
I suspect that even Joe Pluta, who is the biggest EGL proponent I know and with whom I often disagree with WRT EGL, would agree with me when I say that EGL is not a replacement for RPG when it comes to business applications on the i.
However, in the end, I'm the moderator of this list ... and I would prefer that discussion related to comparing RPG & EGL or replacing RPG with EGL take place on the MIDRANGE-NONTECH list.
Discussion of EGL interacting with generic languages is appropriate on the EGL-i list and discussion of EGL specifically interacting with RPG is appropriate on this list.