On the other hand, there are managers that insist that enhancements to fixed-format programs be done in fixed format too (for whatever tenuous reason). Having RDI default to free-format gives programmers working under such a boss the excuse of, "but it wasn't me boss - the tool did it!"

Trevor Briggs
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Lincare, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:31 AM
To: 'Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client forSystem i & iSeries'
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Is there a setting regarding procedure creationversioncompatibility?

Unfortunately you would be shocked at the number of folks who don't use free form.....

Usually it's an older program that just never gets updated, but there is quite a bit of it and my own take is to agree with Charles sentiment. I also recognize the reality that if the old formats are not readily and easily available, those programmers will not change the code, they'll just leave the product and stick with SEU; after all most of them were forced into using RDi anyway by enlightened management.

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Jim Oberholtzer
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-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 7:34 PM
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client for System i & iSeries
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Is there a setting regarding procedure creation versioncompatibility?

She's only asking about free format C-Specs...

Can't believe you'd have strict rules about PTFs yet still be on a release (pre v5r1) without free-format c-specs...

I'd tend to agree with Barbara...if you're using RDi you're probably using at least free form c-specs.

Charles


On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 6:04 PM, Dave Shaw <daveshawmrc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Anyone writing code for systems that don't have free format support would.
For another couple of months I'm in that group, since we have strict
rules about how long PTFs have to be out before we install them.

Dave Shaw
Sent from my Windows phone

-----Original Message-----
From: "Barbara Morris" <bmorris@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: ‎7/‎9/‎2014 5:19 PM
To: "Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio
Client for System i & iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Is there a setting regarding procedure creation
versioncompatibility?

On 2014-07-09 12:55, Edmund Reinhardt wrote:

I understand your requirement and it sounds like a good candidate
for an RFE.
I am thinking

Have 2 check boxes
'Generate free-form declarations' -> (if this checked, free-form
calcs automatically checked and grey) -> assumes 7.1 functionality
'Generate free-form calculations'
If generate free-form declarations is NOT checked and free-form
calculations IS checked, then also generate /FREE /END-FREE


I wonder if anyone using RDI wants fixed-form calculations to be
generated any more.

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