I prefer the pattern that matches the new fully free code.

Can you create an RFE so that we can officially vote for the newer
outline style?

Thanks, Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Edmund
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:38 AM
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [WDSCI-L] Should the labels in the outline view use free-form

Hi folks
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
myExternal: DISK(*EXT)
myInternal: PRINTER(132)

This would even allow for more keywords to be shown like EXTDESC,

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)
myField: VARCHAR(100:4)
myUcs: VARUCS(40)
myNum: PACKED(10:2)

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.


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