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I agree. When I started coding on IBM i full time in 2000, a coworker introduced me to Code/400, and I haven't looked back since.

Today I code GUI applications and for the life of me, I cannot understand the clinging to SEU that developers do. RDi in and of itself provides a TON of functionality that SEU could never provide, and anyone starting out on IBM i in 2023 sure as daylight doesn't want to code in a 5250 terminal application, more or less write 5250 apps.

Yes RDi costs money, but tools do. That's just part of the way of doing things. I pay for tools I use in Python development so yes sometimes you are gonna pay.

IBM i is an amazing platform. But, let's ditch 5250 anything. Please!


On 1/19/23 10:50, Jon Paris wrote:
Sorry, James - I just don't agree - or perhaps understand.

SEU was old long and clunky long before free-form RPG came along and that removed the only thing it was ever any good at - namely syntax checking the code. Now you can't even do that if you use any feature introduced in the past 10 years or so.

Jon P

On Jan 19, 2023, at 11:44 AM, James H. H. Lampert via RPG400-L <rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 1/19/23 8:37 AM, Jon Paris wrote:
But why oh why use SEU? Sigh ...
Because you're accessing the box from a terminal session?

Because you're an old terminal-jock?

Because you LIKE SEU?

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