Buck wrote:

WDSC / RDi seems so big, so complicated that the *thought* of it scares
people off. Once they start using it, even us dinosaurs find it's not
so terrible after all.

I started using CODE/400 and VARPG when they became available for OS/2. I _still_ haven't made WDSC my "preferred" interface under Windows simply because it reminds me of real mainframe PL/I -- EVERYTHING you can imagine being in there (somewhere, if you can find it!) I'll explicitly use it for various activities, but not yet day in, day out.

I was mostly impressed with the earlier 'Lite' version. Does that still exist? IMO, that's one of WDSC's failings -- it doesn't provide an entry-level clear replacement for SEU/PDM. But rather it provides a whole bunch of stuff that I'll likely never use. I suspect that a big group of developers see the same view.

If I had a stripped-down WDSC that I could add components to as their need arose, I'd be much happier.

Even the little bits of java I do are done in a separate Eclipse install.

Tom Liotta


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