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On Behalf Of Buck
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 6:46 PM
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] justifying RDi when WDSCi 'still works'

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We don't have the most common things the .NET people have enjoyed for
years. How about function completion, for instance? Ctrl+Space. All I
see on V7.0 is (char(50), char(3), char(20), int) and so on. No
description of what the parameters are, even when the function is
defined in the source I'm working on. How about real-time update of the
outline view since it becomes obsolete the moment I insert so much as a
blank line?

Before the hail storm begins: I love WDSC and I use it every day. I'm
not arguing that it's bad. I'm arguing that the IBM development dollars
and hours in the past 6 years have been overwhelmingly spent on web
enhancements, not on RPG enhancements. And when I say RPG, I mean green
screen subfile RPG programmers and RPG business logic programmers who
write service programs and stored procedures for use by the web team.

It is very difficult to ask a manager for $500 per RPG programmer, per
year, forever, when the RPG community aren't actually GETTING anything
for that money based on past performance.
</quote>

I know exactly what you mean. The editor is still lacking the most
common features which have been in other IDEs for years. Where is the
money and resources spent? I want to see some features implemented which
I would use everyday for the money I pay.

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