This leads to the issue I am having.  I was taught early on that hard-wiring names into programs was a Red Flag and a promise for future nightmares of odd errors.

My own work practice is that I have a source library of QDEV which has my source member models for everything from subfiles to message files to sql to filters to  on&on.  Current projects are also in there.  One advantage is that this guarantees all objects will have unique names within the project.  Also, when a project is ready to be handed off everything is all there in 1 place.  Forgetting pieces disappears as a problem.   /COPY in that scenario is something I have never figured out, but now it appears that prejudice must be buried with MOVE, GOTO, and VARPG.

"... when specifying a physical file, the library, file, and member name, can be in one of these formats:

|libraryname/filename,membername filename,membername membername |

* A member name must be specified.
* If a file name is not specified, QRPGLESRC is assumed. ..."

Scott, it appears that IBM's preferred choice is not QCPYSRC, either.  My own first-impression preference would be a default of *FILE.

Anyway, that pretty well sums up my quandary.  It looks to me like using the default probably works best, but I better listen to the people who have already been there.

On 10/29/2018 10:09 AM, Scott Klement wrote:
2) Its inconsistent... all of your other files have the language name in them (CL, RPG, RPGLE) but this one has "CPY" which language is CPY?    Do you put all copy books for all programming languages in it?   Or, have you decided you'll never use anything aside from RPGLE?

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