On 2012-04-07, at 1:00 PM, rpg400-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Database stuff is all done in Rochester - RPG is in Toronto, so far as I know. I don't know who does the pre-compiler, but my bet is on Rochester somewhere.


"There might be turf issues - just looking in from the outside here - that mean that the RPG team would not be putting direct calls into the compiler for embedded SQL. But I speak out of ignorance so had best shut up now!!"

Not "turf" per-se - mostly difference in emphasis and therefore assignment of budget. When certain people in Rochester were convinced that RPG would be thrown out and replaced by Java and SQL there was little budget to improve the pre-compiler and it got waaaayyyy behind RPG. Once they did decide to re-invest then they did a pretty good job of reworking it all. I might disagree with the approach they took but ...

I suspect that the desire to maintain a high level of commonality between the various OPM and ILE implementation is responsible for the use of PGMs rather than procedure calls.

Jon Paris


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