"RPG400-L" <rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on 03/22/2019
03:22:58 PM:
On 3/22/19 11:04 AM, Barbara Morris wrote:
There's an annoying "feature" of RPG where RPG will automatically
define the basing pointer used in the BASED keyword, if the pointer is

not already defined. At least, I find it annoying.

Hmm.. I actually like that feature a lot. I think it makes the code
cleaner and easier to read. I've never found it confusing.

I'd *much* rather the compiler give me an error saying the pointer
variable is not defined and make me add it myself. In particular in the
case where the compiler *assumes* that my global pointer variable is not
sufficient and it creates a local (duplicate) pointer variable without
telling me.


Dave Clark

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