When I wrote my first free format program, I was asked "Why'd you do THAT?". Also got criticized for comments beyond column 80, since guys using 24x80 screen size couldn't see them w/o F19/F20. Good times. ** eye roll **

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From: RPG400-L [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roger Harman
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:46 AM
To: RPG programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) <rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [External] Re: More D spec questions

25 years of experience or 1 year of experience repeated 25 times... I see it far too often.

Recent experiences...
"I'm more comfortable with fixed format"
"I like SEU"
"Really? You don't have to code /free and /end-free?"
"I've never seen **free"
"I've never seen RDi"

<Excuse me while I bang my head on desk...>

Roger Harman
COMMON Certified Application Developer - ILE RPG on IBM i on Power


 

 


From: RPG400-L <rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Dan <dan27649@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:20 AM
To: RPG programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: More D spec questions
 
Bummer.  I was once called on the carpet for having the audacity to write a program using free format.  But that was in 2000, and in a shop with one other developer who had 17 years of tenure and who refused to join the 21st century.  I would have thought that was a thing of the past by now, but, sadly, apparently not.

- Dan

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 10:52 PM Thomas Burrows < thomas.burrows.1957@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

That is the inhouse folks telling me that.

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 8:54 PM Dan <dan27649@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I noticed that Thomas works for Infosys.  His experience doesn't
shock me AT ALL.  The fact that a consulting company insists that
their
programmers
code to the lowest common denominator is shameful.  If they had
tried to foist that crap on our team when I worked several years ago
for a company that "hired" Infosys, we would have raised holy hell.
I do remember being asked by an onsite Infosys programmer to explain
some of my "exotic",
i.e.,
modern RPG code.

Thomas, I am curious, does Sysco have any in-house developers, and
do
they
have any say in this?

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