On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Tim Fathers <X700-IX2J@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I don't see my Microsoft Dot-Net co-workers have to create a "Compile-Program" inside of Visual Studio.
They basically deal with the source and build the project. Which is the point of "Projects. Work with source and build the objects...

Like most languages, there will still be a make file of some sort underlying the UI to do the compiling and linking, probably VS does a better job at hiding it. But it's also not really a fair comparison as they're usually (always?) building a single type of source file so there's not much the make file has to do. A typical RDi project will have programs, modules, service programs, SQL, CL et.c etc. and they have to be built in the right order of course (which is hard, if not impossible, to derive automatically).

Tim, folks using Visual Studio can and very often do have projects
that are just as multifaceted as those using RDi. The ILE model of
programs, modules, and service programs has been around in equivalent
forms for ages on various platforms. It's more seamless in VS than in
RDi not because the programming model is inherently simpler for VS
users, it's because Microsoft (and other toolmakers for the mainstream
platforms) have a lot more experience and a lot more resources to
devote to developing tools.

John Y.

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