web400@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Forgive my ignorance... but what's the point of PCML?  Why not simply
call an RPG service program as a native method?  Or use SQL and make it
a UDF? Or a stored procedure?

It let's you call programs (at least when using java) without regard to
where caller is running.

Calling a RPG program as a native method, when you're running on a PC,
doesn't work well.

Using SQL UDF's or stored procedures requires a lot of extra work ahead
of time.  Using PCML is all done at runtime.


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