I am revisiting the outline view labels because I need to support the new
TIMESTAMP fractional seconds.
It occurs to be that the outline labels are verbose compared to the new
free form syntax. The new free form syntax could provide more information
with less screen real estate.
For example for files
myExternal: DISK Externally Described
myInternal: PRINTER Program Described
This would even allow for more keywords to be shown like EXTDESC, TEMPLATE,
For fields we currently have
myField: Character (100) VARYING(4)
myUcs: UCS-2(40) VARYING(2)
myPtr: Pointer(16) PROCPTR DIM(10)
myNum: Packed Decimal (10: 2)
myPtr: POINTER(*PROC) DIM(10)
Here the difference is not as clear but there are many more keywords shown
on fields that could be obscured by the longer names.
On the other hand, the data type names are translated to your local
language and may make things like UNS (Unsigned) to be obvious.
Please let me know whether you would prefer things shown in the terser
standard free form RPG or the the Verbose translated labels?
I do not want to have a preference, I would prefer to switch and have a
single standard way of doing this.
Edmund (E.H.) Reinhardt
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