I completely disagree... SEU is NOT a fully functional editor. It does recognize perfectly valid source code, so it ceased to function (fully) with v6r1. No one will convince me otherwise.

We are a small shop... so buying one or two licenses is not that big of a deal. But it was a substantial cost that we were not expecting. So if RDi is basically required, why isn't it included with the application programs? Client Access is included.... it's not required for the operating system, but who wants the machine w/out access via a PC?

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From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Buck Calabro
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On 3/8/2017 12:04 PM, Greg Wilburn wrote:
My point was this (when we went to a box with v7r1)... how can IBM charge for a compiler on the IBM i and not provide a fully functional source editor to go along with it?

IBM do provide a fully functional editor.

I'll tell you how I dealt with the cost issue.

I told my boss that SEU is like Notepad; that it comes with the system (cost buried in the ADTS line item on the invoice) as a minimalist emergency editor but that no one in their right mind would use it for day to day development.

I told my boss that RDi comes for a fee, and that it was totally worth every penny.

I told my boss that the fee we pay goes directly to the lab that maintains and enhances RDi, and IBM were being very transparent to shake that number loose from the earlier cost-hiding bundling that they previously used. That, in effect, we were /always/ paying for RDi despite not seeing a line item for it.

The compiler is not user-based.

What does your WRKLICINF say for 5770WDS feature 5101 'ILE COMPILERS:
RPG, COBOL, C/C++?'

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Try wiki.midrange.com!

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