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COOL:GEN is not compatible with IBM mainframe

COOL:GEN is not compatible with IBM mainframe

COOL:GEN is not compatible with IBM mainframe


I am wondering if people feel the same as I do about that COOL:GEN is very incompatible with the normal IBM mainframe environment.

I mean:

- records are not recognized, only SQL-like columns are
- messages are not recognized, , only SQL-like columns are
- IMS DC is an unknown feature
- RESTART is not supported
- interface area is not known, only SQL-like columns are
- extra area (FILLER) for interfaces is not applicable
- routines with variable status, are not possible (for example keeping a cursor open in a separate routine)
- architectural concepts like a data layer are not supported
- lots of standard DB2 SQL is not applicable
- etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

Also the generated COBOL source can contain nonsense like:

IF SOMETHING > 6 .......
IF SOMETHING < 6 .......

A junior programmer that produces this nonsense, will be fired at once.

A concat in COOL generates many lines of code in COBOL. But in COBOL a programmer would use just one MOVE statement....

So why would anybody be interested in using COOL:GEN in an IMS/DC/DB2 environment ??????? Bribe?

I would like to hear your idea's about this.



RE: COOL:GEN is not compatible with IBM mainframe

Hi Crox,

I agree very much with you!

Also I have heard that many big companies don't use it anymore or not in the way they wanted to use it: mainframe sites like BAC and Delta Lloyd.



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