[OT] AS/400

Frank Bechmann fBechmann at web.de
Sat Jan 17 15:22:28 CET 2004

OS-wise an incredible innovative and visionary machine,
programming-wise you had .NET (read as: multi-language
runtime-environment) since more than a decade. unequaled productivity
for business application development with the usual triple
dialog-processing - business logic - database.

if only it had more cool ILE-languages than RPG, CL, Cobol and a
poorly supported C/C++.

btw.: there is even a python port for the AS/400, but even if CL as
ugly as a nightmare it can't be beaten in terms of productivity on an

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