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Better Fixed to /FREE Conversion Discussion
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Published: 11 Oct 2012
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Better Fixed to /FREE Conversion Discussion Published by: Bob Cozzi on 11 Oct 2012 view comments(4)

I have a COZTOOLS client asking for a more complete CVTRPGSRC (Convert RPGIII to RPG IV) command; one that includes moving to free-format. The RDp option is okay, but not very global in its use.

Obviously the MOVE opcode has to go over, and dates, but what else?

Aren't there already tools like Brad Stone's [edit: and Linoma's] that do a better job than IBM's?

 

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Posted by: AlanHouston
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Posted: 4 years 6 months 15 days 12 hours 52 minutes ago

Bob,

We have used a product from Linoma Software call RPG Toolbox that seems to do a pretty good job of conversion.

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Comment on: Better Fixed to /FREE Conversion Discussion
Posted: 4 years 6 months 15 days 11 hours 52 minutes ago
Edited: Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 at 13:09:25 (1657 days ago)

Oh, right! That's the one I'm thinking of.

How does it handle date opcodes such as ADDDUR etc. Does it move them to free format?


[EDIT: Looks like IBM is working on something. A sort of "CVTRPGSRC" follow-on product. No word on if its a v7.1 thing or v8.1 however]

Posted by: AlanHouston
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Posted: 4 years 6 months 14 days 16 hours 22 minutes ago

It will convert adddur and subdur to BIF's if suported by the OS version.

Posted by: Viking
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Posted: 4 years 6 months 14 days 11 hours 53 minutes ago

I've used Linoma's RPG Toolbox RPG Wizard quite a bit too and have been happy with the results.  It has defaults you can override for what you do or don't want converted and how.