If the "called" programs are created with "DFTACTGRP(*NO)
ACTGRP(*CALLER)" then any errors they receive will be passed to your
If the service program is created in a named activation group and it
doesn't handle the errors then there is a chance the activation group
will become unusable after a "called" program receives an escape message
and propagates it up the call stack to the Service Program.
i.e. MCH3402 - Tried to refer to all or part of an object that no longer
[mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Horn
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:46 AM
Subject: RE: Prompt Service Program.
Possibly getting off track a bit but - I sometimes use the service
program as a "container" to call the actual program I want to use
especially if that program is large. Seems to keep the service program
small and let me recompile the the "called" programs individually. Are
there gotcha's, other than possible performance, in this I should know
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