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Better Fixed to /FREE Conversion Discussion
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Published: 11 Oct 2012
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Posted by: AlanHouston
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Chester, NY
Comment on: Better Fixed to /FREE Conversion Discussion
Posted: 6 years 11 months 7 days 15 hours 6 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: 6 years 11 months 7 days 14 hours 6 minutes ago
Edited: Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 at 13:09:25 (2533 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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Chester, NY
Comment on: Better Fixed to /FREE Conversion Discussion
Posted: 6 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours 35 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: 6 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours 6 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.